Bailey runs 1:53.93 800m Burcham and Salmons in the 3200m - Photo courtesy of Cabell Midland WV Region IV AAA -- Parkersburg. In the most highly contested team championship of AAA, the Cabell Midland boys with 107 points took home another crown as they outpaced 2nd place Parkersburg (102 points) and 3rd place Winfield (101 points). Leading the way for Cabell Midland was freshman Jacob Burcham with 30.5 points. The U.S. #1 ranked freshman, Burcham, won the 1600m in 4:33.76, which was well below his national best of 4:14.51, and the 3200m in 9:46.74. Burcham claimed 2nd in the 800m (1:58.49) to St. Albans Andy Bailey who posted the #1 800m time in West Virginia in 1:53.93 for a first team Gold Standard achievement. Burcham added 2.5 points for his lead off leg in Cabell Midland’s winning 4 x 400m relay team (3:32.22). (Open article for complete recap)
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Numerous performances from week #2 moved into first place in the individual and relay rankings. As the weeks pass, the marks and times will get tougher to surpass. On the boys side, Justin Howe of Parkersburg ran the 400m in 50.19 at the Carlos Akers Memorial Invitation held at Cabell Midland High School in Ona, WV. Also at the Carlos Akers Invitation, Xavier Humphrey of Huntington and Cody Schuler of Winfield each high jumped 6-4 to share the lead. Casey Johnson of Jefferson long jumped 21' 3.5" at the Dwight Scott Battlefield Blast held at Boonsboro High School in Boonsboro, Maryland. Brady McConnell of Wheeling Park heaved the shot put 48' 7.75" at the TSTCA Outdoor Championships held at West Mifflin High School in West Mifflin, PA. Updating the girls rankings, Kyra Sharpe of Musselman ran a 12.53 100m time in the prelims at the Robert S. Irwin Invitation held at Elkins High School in Elkins. Taylor Browne of Jefferson posted a 46.85 time in the 300m hurdles at the Dwight Scott Battlefield Blast. Savanah Rutherford of Spring Valley set the new standard in the 400m with a clocking of 58.37 at the Carlos Akers Memorial Invitation. Earning a Milesplit U.S. 2nd team elite performance, Josie Crouch of Hurricane, set the early season best time in the 800m in 2:19.18 at the Carlos Akers Memorial Invitation. Madison Postlewaite of Williamstown cleared 9' 6" in the pole vault at the Tyler Consolidated HS Invitation held in Sisterville, WV at Tyler Consolidated High School. Finally, Sammie Hicks of Parkersburg South earned a Milesplit U.S. 2nd team mark in the shot put with a throw of 37" at the Carlos Akers Memorial Invitation. Here are the new leader board rankings for High School. West Virginia High School Boys Outdoor Leader Board West Virginia High School Girls Outdoor Leader Board You can also find college and national rankings in the link above. There are many links in the rankings that will take you to each meet, team, or athlete. If you want someone to be included in the rankings please be sure we get the results and Hy-Tek versions in possible.
Recap of Meets from 10/6 - 10/11 Ashland Invitational - Capital, Winfield, Ravenswood, Spring Valley, Huntington, Wayne and George Washington traveled to Kentucky to participate in the Ashland Invitational and came away with the individual top prizes and the boys team title. Megan Truelove , senior, of Winfield took first place in 19:55.9 while seniors Chelsea Jarvis and Christine Azevedo of Capital claimed 2nd and 3rd place respectively in 20:12 and 20:51. Mason County Kentucky girls team took top billing with 36 points. Ravenswood girls claimed 2nd place with 71 points and followed closely by Capital with 74 points. Senior Nathan Rees of Ravenswood won the boys race in 17:03 and was followed by 2nd place finisher sophomore Patrick Jividen (17:11) and senior Matt Burton (17:24) of Winfield. Winfield boys led a West Virginia sweep as WV teams took the top 4 places. Winfield had 46 points, Ravenswood 54, Hurricane 115, and in 4th place was Huntington with 119 points. Times Invitational - Fairmont Senior boys and girls took the win with North Marion finishing second. Letitia Propst a sophomore from Elkins won in 19:50 and senior Zach Tennant of North Marion took top honors for the guys in 16:34.2. He was followed closely by David Ciarolla a senior from Fairmont Senior in 16:39.4 Wheeling Park Fall Classic - Wheeling Park took the top honors for the girls with Wheeling Central Catholic taking second place with a score of 43-49. Courtney Yaeger of Wheeling Park came in first with a time of 20:17.6. Logan Wojcik, a junior, from Wheeling Park and senior Russell Mulley led their team with finish times of 17:53 and 17:54 respectively. Wild & Wet Invitational - Sarah and Lydia Martinelli juniors from University High School placed first and second leading their team to a commanding win over 2nd place Berkeley Springs by a score of 23-54. Sarah finished first in 22:08 followed by Lydia in 22:23. Lenny Roach of Berkeley Springs finished in first place by 18 seconds over 2nd place Ronald Reed a senior from Weir with a time of 17:23. Reed came across in 17:41. Washington Invitational - In dominating fashion Jefferson completed the sweep winning first place team honors and individual honors at the Washington Invitational. Alyssa Boucher won the girls race in 19:33 followed by teammate Andrea Nickerson in 19:57. The ladies placed 4 runners in the top 10. Cory Hampshire continued his torrid streak by winning the meet in 15:58. Hampshire won the meet by 52 seconds over Kory Farmer who would lead the rest of the team with a 2nd place finish in 16:52. The Maroon and Gold boys of Jefferson put all 7 runners in the top 10 and had 5 of the first 6 finishers in the meet. Bull Run Invitational - After running at the Washington Invitational 3 days earlier, Jefferson traveled to Maryland to put on another fine showing at the Bull Run Invitational. Cory Hampshire finished 4th overall and 3rd in the Elite race with a time of 16:53. Alyssa Boucher placed 12th overall in 20:53. Battle for Parkersburg - The battle for Parkersburg was an all out war as Parkersburg took 1st place in the boys race (22-33) and Parkerburg South taking 1st place in the girls race with a score of 27-29. In the overall scoring, Parkersburg won the Battle for Pakersburg with a combined score of 51 points to Parkersburg South's 60 points. Parkersburg individuals claimed both top prizes as Andrea Sall won the girls race in 19:17.8 and Dustin Meyers grabbing the boys title in an impressive16:58.2 Harrison County Championships - Bridgeport Senior took the boys race with 27 points and Liberty Harrison edged out Bridgeport for the girls win 41-43. Leading the Bridgeport boys effort was Matt Mason in a quick 16:50 and followed closely by 2nd place finisher Seth Edgell in 16:56. Erica Voreh led the ladies with a time of 19:38 Liberty Raleigh Invitational - Shady Spring girls led by Chelsea Callaway put on a dominating performance with a first place win over 2nd place Woodrow Wilson 22-37. Callaway ran the fastest time in the State this year with a time of 18:30. Derrick Chaffin led his Richwood team with his first place effort of 16:18. Richwood (22 points) won in convinicing fashion. Woodrow Wilson took 2nd with 73 points.