Woodford on his way to the AA-A Boys Victory McCauley making her move at the 2 mile mark Under clear, sunny skies, the AA-A boys kicked off things in Ona, WV at the West Virginia Cross Country State Championships.
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Congratulations to 2010 WV State Champions Drew Woodford, Sarah McCauley, Jacob Burcham, and Letitia Propst and to the teams of Grafton Boys, Philip Barbour Girls, Cabell Midland Boys, and University Girls. More coverage coming later this weekend. Grafton Boys AA-A WV State Champions Philip Barbour Girls WV AA-A Girls State Champions Cabell Midland Boys WV AAA State Champions University Girls WV AAA State Champions 2010 WV XC State Meet Live Results WV Runners State Meet Web Site Cabell Midland is providing live results for the 2010 West Virginia State XC Championships for those of you who can't make the trip to Ona. West Virginia Runners would like to thank Cabell Midland for the outstanding job of hosting the State Championships. We look forward to seeing you there.
Freshman Welker from Frankfort wins 4 events WV Region II AA – Weston. Freshman Bria Welker of Frankfort won 4 events and led her team to a 10 point victory over 2nd place Keyser 94-84. Berkeley Springs finished a close 3rd with 82 points. Welker won all 3 sprint events (100m - 12.54, 200m - 26.79, and 400m - 59.36) and took the long jump (17-04.75”) by almost two feet. Harlie Stotler, a freshman, from Berkeley Springs had a Milesplit National Elite throw of 40’-3.75” in the shot put. Junior Sarah McCauley of Philip Barbour won the 1600m (5:21.95) and the 3200m (11:45.52) for the meet’s only other double winner. Keyser took the boys Region II AA title on a total team effort gathering 121 points on only two individual titles and two relay events (Shuttle hurdles and 4 x 400m) wins. Berkeley Springs claimed the runner-up spot with 101 points and Liberty Harrison grabbed 3rd place with 73 points. Keyser runners Junior Peyton Harmon won the high jump with a height of 6’-04” and junior Tavern Rohrbuagh won the 800m run in 2:02.34. Sophomore Brandon Franklin of Liberty Harrison was the most outstanding male athlete of the meet as he won all 3 dash events. Franklin cruised to wins in the 100m (11.15), 200m (22.74) and 400m (50.81). Double winners were seniors Tristan Reneau of Grafton and Tyler Faulkiner of Philip Barbour. Reneau won both hurdle events as he raced to a 15.31 clocking in the 110m high hurdles and a 40.18 showing in the 300m hurdles. Faulkiner won the discus (136’ 10”) and the shot put (46’-05”)
Jamestown's Colin Mearns will look to become Jamestown’s second individual state champion in a row and follow in the footsteps of last year’s Group AA champion Andrew Colley, who set a new course record. Mearns appears to be taking his running to another level at season’s end similar to last fall when he had a great stretch of races extending into December for the Nike Cross Nationals. Mearns is the top returnee from last year’s state race with his 15:28 fourth place finish among a collection of stars in the outstanding class of 2009 runners.
The 2009 WV State Cross Country Meet was run in a steady rain and muddy conditions, and produced a few surprises. Results and performances are posted. Photos by Lance McDaniel are posted. Congratulations to Jefferson Girls and the host Cabell Midland boys on their AAA State Championship trophies. Cabell Midland Boys AAA State Champions Jefferson Girls AAA State Champions Alex Dent, a senior from Hurricane, upset 2 time defending State champion Letitia Propst of Elkins to take the individual spoils in the AAA girls race. Propst finished in 3rd. Alex Dent - Photo courtesy of www.tristaterunnur Junior Brandon Doughty of Jefferson pulled away from defending State Champion and #1 ranked Cody Pelliccioni of Morgantown. It was reported prior to the race that Pelliccioni was under the weather. Brandon Doughty - Photo by Lance McDaniel Congratulations to St. Marys girls and Grafton boys in capturing the AA-A State Championship hardware. St. Marys Girls AA-A State Champions Grafton Boys AA-A State Champions Freshman Maggie Drazba of St. Marys took the AA-A girls title and Drew Woodford, a junior from Grafton, claimed the top prize for the boys AA-A race. Maggie Drazba Drew Woodford - Photos by Lance McDaniel
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
Photos by Lance McDaniel Ona, WV-- University Girls and Wheeling Park Boys take AAA races. Grafton Girls and Ravenswood Boys take AA-A races. State Champions are: Freshman Letitia Propst of Elkins, Ryan Beabout of Wheeling Park, Rachel Buser of Berkeley Springs, and Levi Grandt of Doddridge County.Results are posted. I will have a nice photo gallery posted today. Please keep checking back for more. When the galleries are completed, all four races, awards ceremonies, and links to athlete pages will be available. When I get the bib numbers, I will link each athlete to the photo. Enjoyed meeting many of you. Special thanks to Lance, my son, for taking the photos. I prefer to watch the races.Daddy Doug
Berkeley Springs Sophomore Rachel Buser continued her post season charge as she was the highest finishing West Virginian at the 27th annual Foot Locker South Region held at McAlpine Park in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 26, 2005.