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2011 AAA State Boys XC Championship Preview Rollie Jacobs Oct 25, 2011

With the season ending State Championships looming this Saturday at Cabell-Midland High School in Ona, West Virginia, it’s time to take a look at the contenders for this year’s AAA team and individual titles. 2010 Champion and current WVRunners #1 Cabell Midland again enters the meet as the clear favorite to emerge as team champions.   

2011 AAA State Girls XC Championship Preview Rollie Jacobs Oct 25, 2011

The girls AAA race sizes up as a tough clash between two powerful Region I teams.  WVRunners #1 Morgantown barely edged WVRunners #2 University 39 to 42 for the Regional title.  The State Championship race figures to be just as close with the outcome very much uncertain.

Workman Captures Times Invitational Douglas McDaniel Oct 9, 2011

While the Preston High School boys’ team was in Gettysburg Pennsylvania, the lady knights were in Fairmont taking care of business. Sophomore sensation Kaitlyn Workman (20:21) led her team to victory as she won the individual battle between Alyssa Scherich (20:38) of Fairmont Senior.

Fast Times at Midland High Lance McDaniel Sep 8, 2010

Jacob Burcham (File Photo) This year’s Geico Classic, which was held on Cabell Midland High School’s cross country course this past weekend, showed significant improvement in time from last year’s race and produced many Personal Records from some of the best competition in the state.     

Cabell Midland Moves to the Top of Team Rankings Douglas McDaniel Sep 30, 2009

Cabell Midland claims top team rankings for girls and boys. Some of the fast times were put up on the same course. As we get more into the season, a clearer picture will develop.   Jorden Thornton, a freshman from Cabell Midland, moved into the top 3 rankings with her 19:12.59 at the Adidas Saturday Night Lights  held at Centerville High School in Centerville, Ohio.   The Cabell Midland girls sit atop the WVRunners team standings with an average time of 20:13.93 for the top 5 runners.   Jefferson led by the top ranked runner, Alyssa Boucher, is in second, Hurricane is third, followed by University High School , Morgantown , and Preston     As with all Cross Country rankings, it is not an exact science as courses and conditions are different for each meet.   2009 High School Girls Team Rankings.       WVRunners team rankings for boys have Cabell Midland, led by freshman Jacob Burcham, on top with an average time of 16:46 for their top 5 runners.       Jefferson is in 2nd place with an average time of 17:08. Jefferson is led by the 3rd ranked boy, Brandon Doughty, a junior. Doughty has constantly put up faster times each week as he raced to a 5th place finish in 16:12 at the Oatlands Invitational .       Our current boy leader Cody Pelliccioni, junior from Morgantown, won the Oatlands race in 15:49 as he continues to dominate this Cross Country season.   The rest of the boy’s team rankings show Fairmont Senior in 3rd place followed by University High School, Preston, Berkeley Springs, and Morgantown.     2009 High School Boys Team Rankings

Slow Week - Fast Times Douglas McDaniel Sep 23, 2009

The past weekend may have been a slow week as far as the number of meets, but the times posted were not slow.   Cody Pelliccioni, a junior from Morgantown, followed up his win at the Red, White, and Blue Classic with another dominating performance at the Mountaintop Combo held at Preston High School in Kingwood. Pelliccioni, posting a 16:23, ran away from the field in convincing fashion for a 23 second victory over 2nd place finisher Dayton McVicker  (16:46) of Fairmont Senior.   Lydia Martinelli, a senior from University High School, was just as impressive as she took first place honors at the Mountaintop Combo with a 34 second victory in 20:17 over Molly Summers of Grafton who crossed the finish line in 20:51.   Moving into the #2 spot for the girl’s rankings is Sami Harris a freshman from Charleston Catholic with her victory at the Battle Run Invitational held at Nicholas County Cross Country course in Summersville. Running 3 days later in the Ripley Covered Bridge Invitational she took 2nd place in 20:11 to Maggie Drazba, a freshman, of St. Marys. Drazba took top honors with her winning time of 20:02. Drazba has had several top finishes this year including an earlier victory in the A/AA race at the Geico Classic.   Forest Festival, held in Elkins, showcased several of the top ranked runners for the year and it did not disappoint.  Alex Dent , a senior from Hurricane, and the #3 ranked girl won the big invitational against some stiff competition with a time of 21:09. Brandon Doughty, a junior, from Jefferson and the 3rd ranked boy took the boy’s race by 34 seconds in 17:40.   Here are the boy’s rankings:   WV Runners High School Boy Rankings   Here is the girl’s list of the complete rankings:   WV Runners High School Girl Rankings

West Virginia State Championships Recap Douglas McDaniel May 24, 2009

  62 performances met or exceeded the Milesplit National Silver Standard. (updated 5/27/09) WV Athletes Achieving National Elite Performances   Numerous State meet records fell in the 2009 West Virginia State Championships.    State Meet Records Updated 5/23/2009   Meet Recaps:   AAA Boys   Hedgesville Senior High School easily took the boys AAA race by a 24 point margin over Jefferson 92 - 68. It was a total team effort as Jordan Reed claimed the only races for Hedgesville. Reed sprinted to the win in the 100m in 11.36 after posting a 10.85 in the preliminaries. Reed came back and slammed the field in the 200m with a time of 21.98. Reed gathered 24 points after earning points in Hedgesville’s runner-up relays in the 4 x 100m and 4 x 200m.   Zach Tennant a senior from North Marion was the outstanding performer as he broke West Virginia State meet records in the 1600m and 3200m. Tennant took 1st in the 1600m in 4:13.84 bettering the old record of 4:14.03 by Preston’s Eric Ryan in 2005. Tennant blistered the 3200m in 9:14.84 eclipsing the 29 year old record held by Mike Kominsky of Oak Hill in 1980 by 2 ½ seconds . Tennant was pushed in the 1600m race by 800m winner Craig Pritt a senior from Preston. Pritt’s time was 4:17.77. Pritt took first in the 800m in 1:55.02.   AAA Girls   The AAA girls broke 5 West Virginia State track meet records. Three were in relay events and two were by individuals. Taylor Brown a junior from Jefferson was involved with two of those records. Brown broke the State Meet record in the 300m hurdles with a clocking of 44.34. The previous record was held by Chelsea Carrier of Buckhannon-Upshur in 2006 in 44.57. Brown led Jefferson (66 pts.) to victory in a tightly contested meet with Woodrow Wilson with 61 points. Jefferson’s 4 x 100m relay team broke a 29 year old record of 49.20 held by the 1980 Wheeling Park ladies with a time of 48.58. Members of the new State Meet record relay team are: Chelsea Bryan, Taylor Brown, Chelsey Flinchum, and Brittany Carr.   Ari Kasprowicz, a senior from Preston, set the new standard in the 3200m in 10:49.15 by breaking her former teammate, Kaylyn Christopher, time of 10:55.52 that was set in 2006.   The Hurricane ladies smashed the 4 x 800m relay record by over 5 seconds with the new benchmark of 9:31.14. Preston held the previous record of 9:36.53 which was set in 2007. Members of the record breaking relay were: Sahara Assi, Alex Dent, Sarah Davis, and Josie Crouch   Wheeling Park ladies set the girls 4 x 102.5m shuttle hurdle relay State Record in 1:04.18. Members of the State Meet record shuttle hurdle relay are: Miranda Rios, Ashley Dolan, Alicia Bonar, and Hannah Gompers. Open the article to read the Double and Single A recaps.

2008 West Virginia State Cross Country Championship Recaps Douglas McDaniel Nov 3, 2008

  Pictured is AAA champion Cody Pelliccioni   The WV 2008 State Cross Country Championship held in Ona, WV at Cabell Midland High School had a few surprises, a few expectations, and one Status Quo. Overall there were 19 National Elites as recognized by Milesplit, there was one State course record, and there was a repeat individual champion. It was a warm and beautiful day for running and the amazing performances put on by the harriers of West Virginia were evident.   Be sure to check out all of the links to athletes, teams, photos (WV 2008 State XC Photo Album), and more embedded in the article.   We will start with the AA-A boys race which got things started.  

High School Cross- Country Pre-State Rankings Douglas McDaniel Oct 30, 2008

Here are the WV Runners Pre-State Cross-Country Meet 5K rankings. Remember, only meets with Hy-Tek that are on WVRunners are included. Performances from meets that are not in Hy-Tek are included if they met previous elite performance standards. Ari Kasprowicz of Preston leads the girls with a 18:33.81 first place showing at the North Central Athletic Conference Meet. Cody Pelliccioni of Morgantown leads the way for the boys with his impressive 5th place finish in 15:45.31 at the highly competitive Octoberfest Invitational. High School Girls Pre-State Meet Rankings High School Boys Pre-State Meet Rankings

NSSF Announces Weekly Rankings and Watch List Douglas McDaniel Oct 17, 2008

The National Scholastics Sports Foundation has released the High School Regional Cross-Country rankings for Week ending 10/11. There are 10 West Virginia runners listed in the watch list. Regional Team Rankings are broken down by region and were formulated by a committee led by Marc Bloom and Rich Gonzalez.  Individuals to Watch are compiled by our state ambassadors in each state and are listed alphabetically below the Regional Team Rankings by state.  NSSF Rankings for w/e 10/11/2008

(Correction) High School XC Rankings as of 10/4/08 Douglas McDaniel Oct 6, 2008

(Correction) Cody Pelliccione a sophomore from of Morgantown ran a blazing 15:45.43 at the Octoberfest Invitational held on October 4th at The Plains, Virginia finishing 5th overall to a strong field. Here are the rankings based on the meets entered. If you have any meets you want added, please e-mail them to me. Alex Dent of Hurricane leads the way for high school girls with her 18:55.38 5K performance at the Rio Grande Invitational held on 9/27/2008 at Rio Grande, Ohio. To claim 2nd place, Courtney Yeager of Wheeling Park ran a fast 19:01.70 at the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference meet. Ari Kasprowicz of Preston is in 3rd with her 19:05.75 showing at the Mountaintop Combo. Allison Petit is a close 4th with a time of 19:08 at the Boathouse Red, White, and Blue Classic Girls HS rankings: Cory Hampshire of Jefferson is in the lead for the boys with his 15:59 5K run at his home course in the Jefferson Invitational held on 8/23/2008. Cody Pelliccione of Morgantown is a close 2nd with a blazing 16:04 at the Boathouse Red, White, and Blue Classic. Lenny Roach of Berkeley Springs is in 3rd with a 16:09 at the Jefferson Invitational. Boys HS rankings:

Mountaintop Combo Information Paul Martin Sep 17, 2007

 We anxiously await your team's arrival at the 2007 Mountaintop Combo Invitational on Saturday, September 22nd.   If you have not sent in your entries, please do so A.S.A.P.  All schools must enter their athletes using  or Hytek's Team Manager Lite.  Faxed or mailed entries will not be accepted.  Complete instructions on how to use or Team Manager Lite can be found at our website: .  Electronic entries must be received by 3:30 p.m. on Monday, September 17th. 

Nike Outdoor Nationals (NON) WV Coverage Douglas McDaniel Jun 18, 2006

Competing at the Nike Outdoor Nationals is an honor for any track and field athlete. West Virginia was represented by four outstanding athletes with national credentials. Even though the athletes may be disappointed in their performances, we are all proud of them for their contributions to track and field and know this experience will make them better competitors and individuals.

WV State Meet Results, Elite Performances and Write-ups Added Douglas McDaniel May 21, 2006

State Meet Results and elite performances have been added. Jasmine Cotten of Fayettville re-writes the record book by large margins in the 100m, 400m, and long jump.. Several others broke State Meet records including Kaylyn Christopher. After checking all of the results a complete write-up will come this afternoon. (All write-ups are completed.)

Christopher Goes Sub 5 Minutes in 1600m Paul Martin Apr 16, 2006

Kaylyn Christopher of Preston High (Kingwood, WV) became the first West Virginia female high school athlete to break 5 minutes for the 1600. Christopher won the Parkersburg South / Erickson Invitational in 4:58.18 on Thursday, April 13th. Earlier in the season, Christopher also broke the West Virginia all-time mark in the 3200 with her time of 10:56.18.

WV Track and Field Athletes at National High School Meets Douglas McDaniel Mar 12, 2006

Kaylyn Christopher a junior from Preston High School out of Kingwood, and Sam Crosby of Riverside High School of Belle had nice performances at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships (NSIC) . Maria Dalzot a senior from Morgantown High School did well at the NiIke Indoor Nationals (NIN). Click on the title for details.

WV High School Runners in National Meets Douglas McDaniel Mar 11, 2006

2005 AAA 3200m State Champion, Maria Dalzot, from Morgantown will be competing Sunday in the 2 mile run at the National Scholastic Indoor Championship (NSIC). The NSIC is held at the New York Armory in New York, New York. 2005 AAA 1600m State Champion, Kaylen Christopher, of Preston will be competing in the 1 mile run at the Nike Indoor National Championship (NIN) held at the Prince George Sports and Learning Center in Landover Maryland.. Also competing Sunday at the Nike National meet is 2005 AAA Long Jump champion Sam Crosby of Riverside. Let\'s wish them all good luck. (If I have missed any, please let me know.)