Castro National Runner-up in 3000m Douglas McDaniel Jul 27, 2013

Update: Noah finished 7th in the 1500m in a PR of 4:51.78. The top 6 finishers were competing as 12 year olds.

Noah Castro the 10 year old phenom has added a national runner-up to his impressive resume this morning in the 11-12 boys 3000m in a personal best time of 10:11 at the USATF National Junior Olympics at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro North Carolina. He competes in the 11-12 age group due to his 12/31 birthday and according to the USATF rules.

Daddy Doug Retiring From WVRunners Douglas McDaniel Jul 03, 2013

UPDATE 7/3/2013 : A new West Virginia Web Master has been found. An announcement from Don Rich will be forthcoming in the near future.

Here is the original article from 4/16.

After careful consideration and a long drawn out decision making process, I have decided it is time for me to retire from WVRunners and the Milesplit Network as Webmaster of WVRunners at the end of outdoor season. I have relocated and am no longer able to attend meets or give the State of West Virginia the coverage it deserves. I will be actively involved in looking for a suitable replacement to continue and to improve the site. If you are interested please contact me at  You may also contact Don Rich, COO of Milesplit, at or by phone at 610-662-6677.

Castro Family Interview Douglas McDaniel Jun 30, 2013

The Castro family, led by father James and mother Marie, is rapidly becoming the first family of track and field for West Virginia. Noah is already a household name in the United States with his remarkable resume. Barkley has just come off a state championship performance in the 800 meter. Braxton is a rising freshman, and Rowan is just beginning his career.

WV AA Regions' Highlights and Results Posted Douglas McDaniel May 12, 2013

WV#1 ranked Discus thrower, Christian Buckley, of Poca aided his team in winning the Region 4 AA on May 10 at Laidley Field at the University of Charleston. Buckley threw the discus 151' 1.5". His personal best is 162' 8.5" which he threw on April 19 at the Winfield Classic. Congrats to Nicholas County girls, Poca boys, Pikeview girls, Summers County boys, Bridgeport girls and boys, Oak Glen girls and Ritchie County Girls.

WV AAA Regions' Results and Highlights Douglas McDaniel May 09, 2013

West Virginia AAA Regions' results, performances, and highlights are posted. Congratulations to Morgantown girls, Parkersburg boys, Buckhannon-Upshur girls, Jefferson boys, Greenbrier East girls and boys, Winfield girls and Cabell Midland boys as 2013 West Virginia AAA Region Champions.

Katie Jan and Bria Welker Dominate the PVC AA Championship Douglas McDaniel May 01, 2013

Frankfort's dynamic duo of Bria Welker and Katie Jan led their team to victory at the Potomac Valley Conference Championships. The dominating duo won every running event from the 100m through the 1600m. Welker pulled off the triple in the dash events in winning the 100m in 12.92, the 200m in 26.28, and the 400m in 1:01.64. Senior distance runner Jan had 2 Milesplit elite performances in winning the 1,600m in 5:10.83 and the 800m in 2:19.70.

West Virginia 2013 Outdoor Track & Field Top Performances Douglas McDaniel Apr 21, 2013

West Virginia 2013 Outdoor Track & Field Top Performers


These rankings are based on meets that are in the correct format to extract performances. If your time or mark is missing, I will need the results either in hy-tek, racetab, or typed in notepad form with Hy-tek columns. Click on the event to see athlete standings per event.

WV Runners Bring Home 7 Medals at USATF National Youth Indoor Championship Douglas McDaniel Mar 14, 2013

Capital City Striders had 5 athletes compete over the weekend in a two day meet of over 1400 kids competing at the USATF Youth Indoor Nationals held at Prince George’s County in Landover, Maryland. They brought home 7 medals of which two were Silver and 5 were bronze medals. This was a great weekend of running for West Virginia athletes. Noah Castro competing as a 11-12 year old due to turning 11 on the last day of the year in 2013 broke the existing national record and finished 2nd in the 3000m in 10:18.13.

West Virginia State Championship Bests Douglas McDaniel Jan 06, 2013

During the lull between cross-country and track, I thought it would be nice to see the all-time bests at the cross country State Championship.

(These West Virginia State Championship rankings are based on meets from 1997-2012 as that is all the meets we have results for. If you have results from previous WV State Cross Country Meets, please e-mail them to me.)

Double Indoor National Champ Castro Wins at Foot Locker South Douglas McDaniel Nov 28, 2012

Amazing 9 year old and double indoor AAU National Champion Noah Castro of Hurricane, West Virginia easily won the Foot Locker South Region 3000m boys 10 and under race  with a blazing fast time of 10:59 for a 5:54 mile pace.

The future of West Virginia and U.S. distance running is looking very good. Watch out world, here comes Noah! No ark needed this time.