WVIAC Press Release

WV Wesleyan Wins Men's WVIAC Track & Field Title WVIAC Press Release Apr 29, 2012

WHEELING, W. Va. – The WV Wesleyan men’s track and field team registered 200 points, claiming the 2012 WVIAC Track & Field Championship Saturday. The Bobcats’ 200 points were 20 better than Seton Hill. The Cardinals of Wheeling Jesuit were third with 147 while Concord totaled 50. Glenville State (37) edged West Liberty (36) for fifth. Day 1 Photos - Day 2 coming soon WVIAC Photo Album by Lance McDaniel

Seton Hill Wins Women's WVIAC Track & Field Championship WVIAC Press Release Apr 29, 2012

WHEELING, W. Va. – Seton Hill raced out to an early lead and posted 197 points en route to a WVIAC Track & Field Championship Saturday. The Griffins scored 197 points, besting second-place Wheeling Jesuit by 28 points. WV Wesleyan was third with 112 points while Concord had 60. Glenville State (55), Charleston (34), West Liberty (14), Pitt-Johnstown (6) and Alderson-Broaddus (4) rounded out the field. Day 1 photos - Day 2 coming soon WVIAC Photo Album by Lance McDaniel

Concord Selected First In Women's Cross Country Preseason Poll WVIAC Press Release Aug 7, 2011

Chelsea Callaway finished fifth a season ago at the WVIAC Championship.   PRINCETON, W. Va. – The Concord Mountain Lions have been selected first in the 2011 women’s cross country coaches preseason poll, as announced by the league office. Concord picked up 10 first-place votes en route to accounting for 162 total points. The Mountain Lions won the 2010 WVIAC Championship.

Wheeling Jesuit Picked To Win WVIAC Men's Cross Country Title WVIAC Press Release Aug 7, 2011

Dustin Hall won the 2010 WVIAC Championship in 25:56   PRINCETON, W. Va. – The Wheeling Jesuit men’s cross country team was selected to win the WVIAC Championship, in a poll of the WVIAC coaches as announced by the league office. The Cardinals picked up nine of the 11 first-place votes and one second-place nod for 118 total points after winning the 2010 crown.

WVIAC- Three Men Qualify for Nationals, Knotts Wins Heptathlon WVIAC Press Release Apr 23, 2011

  The WVIAC track and field championships have completed the multi-events with one of the most spectacular finishes in league history. GLENVILLE, W. Va. – In one of the best finishes ever in the men’s decathlon two competitors, Seton Hill’s Josh Fouse and Wheeling Jesuit’s Craig Neiswanger, found themselves tied and a third, defending champion Cuylor Edgell of WV Wesleyan, 221 points down with 1500m remaining. With an event record-setting time of 4:26.68, Edgell came back to capture the WVIAC men’s decathlon for the second year by a margin of two points (6389) while Fouse finished second (6387) and Craig Neiswanger finished third (6381). Each of the top three set a personal goal themselves as they each hit an NCAA provisional mark in the decathlon.

Concord Captures School's First WVIAC Women's XC Title WVIAC Press Release Nov 6, 2010

Danielle Pye's first place finish helped lead Concord to the WVIAC women's cross country title.   (GLENVILLE, W.Va.)---Danielle Pye captured the individual title with a 6K time of 23:14 to help lead Concord to the school's first WVIAC women's cross country championship.  Chelsea Callaway (5th) and Tabatha Whited (8th) also added top ten finishes for the Lady Lions. CU's team total of 49 easily outdistanced runners-up Seton Hill and Wheeling Jesuit, which finished with 75 points each.  Alderson-Broaddus and eight-time defending champion West Virginia Wesleyan ended with 91 points each.

Wheeling Jesuit Cruises To WVIAC Men's XC Championship WVIAC Press Release Nov 6, 2010

Wheeling Jesuit's Dustin Hall won the 2010 WVIAC men's cross country title with an 8K time of 25:56   (GLENVILLE, W.Va.)---Wheeling Jesuit placed all five scorers in the top twelve as the Cardinals cruised to the 2010 WVIAC men's cross country championship.  WJU's Dustin Hall claimed individual honors with an 8K time of 25:56 to hold off West Virginia Wesleyan's Nate Edwards by seven seconds. Wheeling Jesuit's team score of 36 outdistanced second place West Virginia Wesleyan's 59.  Concord (70), Seton Hill (82), and Alderson-Broaddus (116) completed the top five.

Seton Hill Tops Men's & Women's WVIAC XC Pre-Season Polls WVIAC Press Release Sep 4, 2010

  Seton Hill is the pre-season pick of WVIAC coaches to win the 2010 men's and women's cross country championships.   (PRINCETON, W.Va.)---Seton Hill is the coaches' choice to claim the 2010 WVIAC men's and women's cross country championships.  The Griffins edged West Virginia Wesleyan, Wheeling Jesuit, and Concord in tight voting atop the men's poll.  The coaches placed SHU, Wesleyan, Concord, and Wheeling Jesuit in the top four spots in the women's voting. Seton Hill, which shared last season's men's title with West Virginia Wesleyan, returns nine runners from that squad.  2009 WVIAC individual champion Dom Camasso, Ben Rogers, Mike Ortiz, and Jon Bogert head up the SHU returnees. (Open article for Pre-season coaches poll and more)

Wesleyan Sweeps WVIAC Track & Field Championships WVIAC Press Release May 1, 2010

  Seton Hill's Erin Beattie pictured scored 48 points to earn Women's WVIAC T&F Championship MVP honors.   WVIAC Photo Album by Charlie Pritt   (WHEELING, W.Va.)---West Virginia Wesleyan built a big opening day lead in both meets on Friday and cruised to the men's and women's titles at the WVIAC Track & Field Championship on Saturday. The Bobcats outdistanced runner-up Seton Hill on each side.  The WVWC women outscored SHU 216-146 with Wheeling Jesuit finishing third at 131.  Wesleyan romped to the men's championship by a 238-136 margin.  Wheeling Jesuit was also third at 124.   Photos Courtesy of Tri State Runnur Open article for more

WVIAC Track and Field Championship Preview WVIAC Press Release Apr 30, 2010

  WHEELING, W.Va.)---The 2010 West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) Track & Field portion of the Championships will be held April 30-May 1 at Wheeling Jesuit. The multi-event portion of the meet concluded last weekend as Seton Hill’s Erin Beattie won the 13-woman field and defended her crown in the heptathlon with a WVIAC record 4271 points. In addition the heptathlon, saw three individual event records fall over the two day competition. Freshman Cuylor Edgell of WV Wesleyan held off teammate and defending champion Ricky Kump to win his first decathlon crown with a total of 6313 pts. Edgell set a new WVIAC meet record for the event along with hitting a NCAA Provisional mark. Ten men competed in the field with which saw three individual event records fall. On the team side, WV Wesleyan leads the men's field with 19 pts followed by Seton Hill with 8 pts. and Wheeling Jesuit with 4 pts. Seton Hill’s women lead defending champions WV Wesleyan by 1 point (11 to 10) followed by Glenville with 8pts and Concord with 2pts. WV Wesleyan looks to defend their men’s crown against last year’s runner-up Seton Hill. “The filed is wide open for the men this year and could come down to the 4x400m relay,” says veteran WVIAC meet director Chris Kreger. However, Seton Hill will walk in as the favorite this year led by their NCAA Division II national provisional qualifiers. Josh Wilks has an NCAA mark in the 800m with a time of 1:51.78 and comes off an All-American performance in the indoor championships as he also hit the indoor standard in the 400m this season. Griffins Nick Spino and Aron Kurzinski have also hit NCAA marks in the 400mH (53.63) and long jump (7.27m) respectively. Dwight Holden of WV Wesleyan is just seconds off and a NCAA mark in the 110HH along with his 4x400m relay team. On the women’s side WV Wesleyan will seek their 18th women’s title and their 8th straight as they hope to hold off Seton Hill and Wheeling Jesuit. Seton Hill’s Erin Beattie (field events) will be one of the favorites to watch along with Wheeling Jesuit’s Sarah Campanelli (1500m), Emily Taylor (discus) and Megan Pratt (hammer), WV Wesleyan’s Megan Zayas (steeple), and Concord’s freshman sensation Shawnee Carnett (800m) who have each reached, or are not far off, NCAA qualifying marks. Glenville’s Marteney Jacobs and Concord’s Shawnee Carrnett look to be the favorites in this years Rookie of the year title as it will come down to their individual points in the meet to see who wins the crown. Open link in title for more

Edgell, Beattie Claim WVIAC T&F Multi-Event Titles WVIAC Press Release Apr 25, 2010

  WV Wesleyan's Cuylor Edgell established a new WVIAC meet record in the decathlon.   (GLENVILLE, W.Va.)---West Virginia Wesleyan's Cuylor Edgell claimed the WVIAC men's decathlon title in record fashion, while Seton Hill's Erin Beattie defended her title to cap off the multi-event portion of the league meet. Edgell's NCAA provisional decathlon mark of 6313 points bettered former Concord star Dustin Greenwood's mark of 6298 for the conference record. Beattie's tally of 4271 points also established a new meet heptathlon record, erasing the old mark of 4188 established by Concord's Karachi Mbagwu. No marks by three competitors keyed a wild finish to the decathlon. Defending event champion Ricky Kump (WVWC) no heighted in the pole vault to allow Edgell to move ahead in the standings with two events remaining. In the javelin, two more competitors found themselves with no marks allowing Kump to move back in the chase for the title. However, Edgell won the event-concluding 1500 meter final to clinch the win. Kump finished second with 5777 pts and Seton Hill’s Josh Fouse was third with 5439 pts. Please open for complete article.

WV Wesleyan & Seton Hill Share WVIAC Men's Cross Country Title; Wesleyan Claims Women's Championship WVIAC Press Release Oct 24, 2009

Chris Kreger, Meet Director 10/24/2009 GLENVILLE, W.Va.)---The closest finishes in WVIAC history were anticipated and the 2009 edition of the conference's cross country championship meets did not disappoint as West Virginia Wesleyan and Seton Hill finished in a deadlock atop the men's standings and Wesleyan won a tight decision in the women's race. The WVWC women took their eighth straight title and the 14th in the past 15 seasons by only six points over runner-up Seton Hill.  Third-place Concord was only seven points out as the top five squads were separated by a mere 22 points. Alderson-Broaddus' Sherry Borsos claimed the women's individual title with a time of 25:35.53, nearly 45 seconds ahead of WV Wesleyan's Jenna Brock.  Megan Truelove (Wheeling Jesuit), Ashley Teets (Alderson-Broaddus), and Sarah Campanelli (Wheeling Jesuit) round out the top five.   Concord finished 17 points back to place third in the men's team race as the top honors were shared for the fourth time in league history and the first time since 1999. Individually, Seton Hill's Dominic Camasso completed the 8K course in 28:45.11 to edge Wesleyan's Nate Edwards by seven seconds.  Skyler McCoy (WV Wesleyan), Ryan Beabout (Wheeling Jesuit), and Jon Bogert (Seton Hill) completed the top five.    Wesleyan's Jesse Skiles (women) and Seton Hill's Tim Creamer (men) were honored by their peers as the league's coaches of the year.  Squads will now prepare for the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regionals hosted by Mansfield University.  The November 7 event takes place at the Lambs Creek Recreational Area.   Note by Daddy Doug: Please check out the awesome photos by Charlie Pritt. Congatulations to all and good luck at Region.

WV Wesleyan Sweeps WVIAC Track & Field Championships WVIAC Press Release May 3, 2009

Provided by Chris Kreger, WVIAC Meet Director May 2, 2009   WHEELING, WV – WV Wesleyan’s women claimed their seventh straight WVIAC Track and Field championship and 17th of the last 19 today at Wheeling Jesuit University with a team total of 234 points. The Griffins of Seton Hill University placed second with 146 team points followed by Concord University with 94 pt. Seton Hill sophomore Erin Beattie lead all individual scorers with 50 points being named the MVP of the this year’s meet.  Four WVIAC meet records fell over the two day competition highlighted by Seton Hill’s Amanda Ponsonby in the Pole Vault jumping a height of 3.72m (12’3”). On the men’s side WV Wesleyan held off Seton Hill (144 points) and two-time defending champion Wheeling Jesuit (129 points) with a team total of 172 points. Concord’s Cornell Core was named MVP with 33.5 points. One WVIAC meet record fell for the men in the 4x400m relay by WV Wesleyan with time of 3:15.25 just .25 seconds from an NCAA Provisional mark. Complete event winners, which include several NCAA qualifying efforts and conference records, are listed below along with team standings.  Individual award winners also follow: Women's Award Winners: Field: Erin Beattie – Seton Hill Track: Sarah Campanelli – Wheeling Jesuit Rookie: Brittany Robbins – Concord MVP: Erin Beattie – Seton Hill Coach: Jesse Skiles – WV Wesleyan Men's Award Winners: Field: Nate Janusey – Seton Hill Track: Stewart Jones – Wheeling Jesuit Rookie: Stewart Jones – Wheeling Jesuit MVP: Cornell Core - Concord Coach: Tim Creamer – Seton Hill  

Records Fall As Concord Athletes Sweep WVIAC Track Multi-Events WVIAC Press Release Apr 20, 2008

Chris Kreger, WVIAC Meet Director 4/18/2008 (WHEELING, W.Va.)---Day two of the WVIAC Multi-event Championships saw the Heptathlon and Decathlon records drop. In the Women's Heptathlon Concord's Karachi Mbagwu defending her title with a total of 4188 pts and setting a new meet record. Mbagwu completed the day with a 2:25.49 perform in the 800m for a new event record. WV Wesleyan's Katie Schubert was the only women to make a move on Mbagwu, moving from 4th place after day one to finish 2nd overall and 3718 pts. Glenville's Camai Roberson finshed 3rd  with a total of 3661 pts. (Open up to read the rest)

Concord Men, WV Wesleyan Women Win WVIAC Cross Country Championships WVIAC Press Release Oct 20, 2007

                      Photos by Meredith McDaniel Carter WHEELING, W.Va)---Concord's men and West Virginia Wesleyan's women used solid team efforts to earn titles at the WVIAC Cross Country championship.  The Mountain Lion men placed five runners in the top ten to hold off West Virginia Wesleyan 37-59.  Wesleyan's women's had three finishers in the top six as they finished ahead of Wheeling Jesuit 37-61. Eric Cooper runs away with the individual title.Photo by Fred Jordan

WVWC Women, WJU Men Claim 2007 WVIAC Track & Field Championships WVIAC Press Release Apr 28, 2007

 WHEELING, W.VA)---West Virginia Wesleyan's women and Wheeling Jesuit's men claimed the team championships at the WVIAC Track & Field Championships. The Bobcats edged host Wheeling Jesuit 200-179 to earn the women's title, while WJU used a strong second day to control of the men's meet to outscore West Virginia Wesleyan and Concord.  (Click on the article for more and full results.)

WVIAC C-C Meet Preview WVIAC Press Release Oct 19, 2006

(PRINCETON, W.Va.)---West Virginia Conference championships will be up for grabs on Saturday when the league\'s men\'s and women\'s cross country teams gather at Pipestem State Park. Local favorite Concord and traditional power West Virginia Wesleyan are the teams to beat on the men\'s side, while Wesleyan, Charleston, and Alderson-Broaddus are the favorites in the women\'s meet.

WV Wesleyan Women Picked In Tight WVIAC Cross Country Battle WVIAC Press Release Aug 19, 2006

WVWC, UC, A-B EXPECTED TO CONTEND FOR WVIAC WOMEN\'S CROSS COUNTRY TITLE (PRINCETON, W.VA)---Another tight three-way battle for WVIAC women\'s cross country supremecy is predicted by conference coaches again in 2006. West Virginia Wesleyan, who narrowly got past Alderson-Broaddus and Charleston last season, is the narrow favorite to capture their 11th WVIAC title in a dozen years by the coaches\' voting.