Covering Cross Country and Track & Field in West Virginia
Starcher to Attend Nike Elite Distance Camp
Accolades continue to roll in for Ripley's Tori Starcher, who was awarded one
of just 10 girls' spots for the Nike Elite Distance Camp in Oregon. She is
just the second West Virginia athlete to earn in invitation. Cabell Midland's
Jacob Burcham was the first.
State Meet Results Posted
Congratulations to our Team Champions: Williamstown Girls, Winfield
Girls, Ripley Girls, Doddridge Boys, Winfield Boys, and Spring Mills Boys.
And Congratulations to our new State Meet Record Holders: Lilly McMullen -
Williamstown - 100 M (Trials), Wheeling Central Girls 4x100 (Kaitlyn Ferns, Kenadee
Wayt, Marisa Horan, Kenadee Wayt), Williamstown Girls 4x200 (Camryn Irvin,
Emma Berman, Ella McMullen, Lilly McMullen), Williamstown Girls 4x400 (Camryn
Irvin, Sofia Calvet, Emma Berman, Ella McMullen), Sophie Talkington - Notre
Dame - Pole Vault, Erica Hegele - Shady Spring - 100 HH (Trials), Dianna
Goodman - Winfield - Pole Vault, Mikah Alleyne - Woodrow Wilson - 400 M,
Tori Starcher - Ripley - 800 M, Tori Starcher - Ripley - 1600 M, Ripley
Girls 4x400 (Kyanah Baldwin, Cassidy Miller, Allison Fields, Tori Starcher),
Webster Boys 4x100 (Reece Nutter, Dawson Tharp, Logan Cochran, Cole Deel),
Webster Boys 4x200 (Reece Nutter, Dawson Tharp, Logan Cochran, Cole Deel),
Sebastian Spencer - Weir - 100 M, Sebastian Spencer - Weir - 200 M, and Gavin
Beverage - Cabell Midland - Discus.
Tori Starcher Wins Penn Relays Mile, Sets New WV Mark
Ripley's Tori Starcher continued her excellent Junior track campaign with a win
at the prestigious Penn Relays, taking the mile in a most excellent 4:38.19.
This converts to a 4:36.58 in the 1600. Not only did this win the meet, but
it also set a Penn Relays record for the event, taking down a performance by Mary
Cain. Congratulations Tori!
John Hicks Sets New Discus Mark
Hampshire's John Hicks sailed the discus 190'1 Saturday at the Cardinal
Classic to set a new All-Time State Best Mark, breaking the old mark by over 3 feet.
Sebastian Spencer Sets New Mark
At the Dick Dei Track Classic on April 13th, Weir's Sebastian Spencer set a
new All-Time State Record (FAT) in the 100 Meter Dash with a blistering 10.50.
Starcher Sets New WV Mark at New Balance Nationals Indoor
Ripley's Tori Starcher addded to her record listing with a 4:40.63 mile at the New Balance
Nationals Indoor. This converts to a 4:39.00 in the 1600M. She was certainly not
the only WV runner to excel at the meet though at Lea Hatcher and Madison Trippett
both recorded 4:52 miles, Josh Edwards clocked a 9:12 two mile, Gavin Beverage launched
the Shot Put 58'2, Zoe Shetty and Caroline Kirby ran 11:08 and 11:13, respectively
in the two mile, and Kellen Tropeck sent the shot 55'3 in the Emerging Elite Shot Put.
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A Team Manager Plea
Coaches - In your Team Manager setup, please use your school as your
Short Name rather than your mascot or your school abbreviation. For
example - I'll use Doddridge County High School - the short name should
be Doddridge, not Bulldogs or DCHS. Hy-Tek uses the Short Name in the
results listing. If you use mascots, a tri-meet between George Washington,
Parkersburg South, and Wheeling Park would have a results listing of nothing
but Patriots. If you use abbreviations, a meet between Hampshire, Hurricane,
and Huntington would have a results listing of nothing but HHS. So, please,
for my sanity, use your school name.
Also, please make sure the names of your athletes are spelled correctly
and that their grade levels are correct. .
Hy-Tek Team Manager Tips
This information is also in the top section of the News & Notes Section in
the Track Pages, but I thought I'd put it here as well. When setting up Team
Manager, please follow these guidelines to make results easy to read.
Use the 4 digit code assigned by the WVSSAC. i.e. 0026. You have to have it this way for the
Full Team Name:
The full name of your school: i.e. Doddridge County High School
Short Team Name:
A shorter name that still makes it obvious: i.e. Doddridge. The only teams I
can think of that need to do something slightly different would Lincoln County
(can't use "Lincoln" because there is also a Lincoln High that should use
Lincoln), and Valley Fayette, Valley Wetzel, Liberty Harrison, and Liberty
Raleigh who need to add just a little
to differentiate themselves. Do not use an abbreviation like DCHS or a mascot like Bulldogs.
The school abbreviation: i.e. DCHS.
Athlete Grade Levels:
Please make sure you have updated your grade levels from last year.
As always, I'm accepting donations. Please view the Wall of Support for details. Every little bit helps
pay for the site expenses. What I'd ideally like to see happen is for each team to send $1 per athlete
per season ($1 for Track and $1 for Cross Country). That way no one is emptying their pockets much, but
the site is still well-supported.
Submitting Meet Results
I thought I'd put up a reminder about how to submit meet results. Our preferred
method to received results is via E-Mail. The best method is to send me a backup
copy of the meet if you're using Hy-Tek software. Then I can extract all the information
we want. Otherwise, you can E-Mail a text file, a Microsoft Word File, a Microsoft Excel
File, or an HTML file.