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A pair of Morgantown runners knocked off reigning West Virginia Gatorade Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year Tori Starcher at the St. Mary's XC Festival held at Cabell Midland on August 31th.
Morgantown sophomore Lea Hatcher reminded us all that there is plenty of other great talented runners from the state of West Virginia.
The 2018 Trinity/Valkyrie Invitational seeded races are going to be stellar. Check out who made the races!
Who are the top returning teams in each state? We project the fastest returning teams as well as links to full statewide rankings in all 50 states using our XC team scores rankings feature.
Check out the top 500 boys cross country 5K times in the state of West Virginia as of September 12th in the MileSplit database.
Check out the top boys teams in the state of West Virginia as of September 6th based on XC team scoring all of the 5K times currently in the MileSplit database for the 2016 season.
With only one senior in their top 5, the top ranked Morgantown girls should be a dominating force for a long time
HURRICANE, WV - The Hurricane High School boy's and girl's track and field teams each finished third with a strong showing on April 5th, 2012 at the Teays Physical Therapy Invitational at the Hurricane High School Track. The Redskins had two athletes who had performances that met the national silver standard as Tori Dent took first in the 800-meter run and A.j White took first in the discus.
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.
File Photo of Tori Dent by Lance McDaniel WV#4 Hurricane girls and WV#1 Cabell Midland Boys ran away from the field with convincing victories at the MSAC (Mountain State Athletic Conference) Championships. Tori Dent of Hurricane and Jacob Burcham of Cabell Midland took the individual titles.
Drazba Wins Showdown Against Harris Maggie Drazba of St.Marys - File Photo The 2011 GEICO Classic held at the West Virginia State Championship course at Cabell Midland in Ona, gave us some insights to the early season form of many teams and individuals in the hunt for State titles.
Alex Dent of Hurricane - Top AAA Girl (Photo by Lance McDaniel) AAA Girls 1600m Video (Featuring Alex Dent - AAA Girls High Point Performer) Team State Champions: Class A State Champions: Williamstown Boys and St. Marys Girls Class AA State Champions: Ritchie County Boys and Oak Hill Girls Class AAA State Champions: Jefferson Boys and Buckhannon-Upshur Girls New State Records: (11) Lacey Hampton of Bishop Donahue (Photo by Danny Farley) Triple State Champion and 3 New State Meet Records Class A (7) Girls 100m high hurdles 33" - 14.90 - Lacey Hampton of Bishop Donahue Girls 300m low hurdles 30" - 46.65 - Lacey Hampton of Bishop Donahue Girls HIgh Jump - 5'-03" - Lacey Hampton of Bishop Donahue Boys 800m run - 1:59.76 - Derrick Chaffin of Richwood Boys 4 x 400m relay - 3:32.57 - Charleston Catholic (Will Dobins, Will Farkas-Worth, Seth Ritchie and Michael Robinson) Girls 4 x 102.5m shuttle Hurdle Relay - 1:06.90 - Williamstown (Kylie Hammer, Jessica Kerns, Lincoln Postlewaite and Keeper Gray) Girls 4 x 400m relay - St. Marys - 4:16.40 (Rachel Taylor, Kelsea Fickiesen, Dani Renner and Ali Johnson) Class AA (0) Class AAA (4) Boys 800m run - 1.54.03 - Andy Bailey of St. Albans Boys 3200m run - 9:14.23 - Dayton McVicker of Fairmont Senior Girls 4 x 102.5m shuttle hurdle relay - 1:04.13 Buckhannon-Upshur(Susie Godwin, Emily Godwin, Lauren Cvechko and Ashley Hall) Girls Shot Put - 41' 3.25" - Karissa Knabenshue of Buckhannon-Upshur High Point Performers: Bria Welker of Frankfort - 3 AA State Titles: 200m (25.65), 400m (57.71) and Long Jump (16' 10.5") (photo by Lance McDaniel) Class A Girls: (30) Lacey Hampton of Bishop Donahue and Maggie Drazba of St. Marys Class A Boys: (40) Kyle Davies of St. Marys Class AA Girls: (38) Bria Welker of Frankfort Clas AA Boys: (36) Brandon Franklin of Liberty Harrison Class AAA Girls: (24.5) Alex Dent of Hurricane Class AAA Boys: (24) Brandon Doughty of Jefferson AAA Boys 1600m Video (Featuring Brandon Doughty - AAA Boys High Point Performer) Kyle Davies of St. Marys (Photo by Lance McDaniel) Kyle Davies of St. Marys won all 4 events he entered in class A scoring the highest point total (40) of any athlete in any classification. The 4 State titles were in the 100m (11.29), 200m (23.08), 400m (50.71) and long jump (20'-07") National Elite Performances: (59) West Virginia State Meet National Elites
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)
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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) 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: https://wv.milesplit.com/rankings/2008/cc/hs/f/5000m 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: https://wv.milesplit.com/rankings/2008/cc/hs/m/5000m
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.)