Covering Cross Country and Track & Field in West Virginia

State Meet Results Posted

The 2018 State Meet is in the books, and results are posted. If you don't see an active link in the State Meet section, right click in that area and select Refresh or Reload Frame, whichever is appropriate for your browser. Congratulations to the Fairmont Senior Boys, the Ritchie Boys, the Winfield Girls, the Williamstown Girls, the Cabell Midland Boys, and the University Girls for winning team championships. And congratulations to Aaron Withrow, Ella Hesson, Ronnie Saunders, and Madison Trippett for winning individual championships.

Regional Results Posted

All Regional Results have been posted. If you aren't seeing active links, Right Click in the listing area and selected "Refresh" or "Reload Frame," whichever is appropriate for your browser.

Regional Previews

The Regional Previews have been posted. Please remember that the Regional Previews are not predictions. They are simply a reflection of the current rankings. No analysis or retrospective thought has been used. This is particularly important when considering the volume of unranked runners that are treated relatively equally. The first unranked runner for each team is treated equally. The second unranked runner for each team is treated equally, etc. So, what we end up with is a situation in which the first unranked runner for Team A might be a runner that just fell off the rankings at his Regional meet. The first ranked runner for Team B might be a guy that hasn't broken 24:00 on the season. Those two will be given the same score in tabulating the team rankings for the Regional preview. Good luck to everyone tomorrow, and get your runners on the line.

Regional Reminders

Remember that this year, Class A and Class AA TEAMS will advance separately. Individuals will still be combined. What remains the same is the need to get your athletes on the starting line. Cross Country is unique in that the numbers that advance aren't dependent just on the quality of your race, but also on the ability of everyone to show up.

Hallow Named NCAA Division II Cross Country Athlete of the Week

I normally don't touch on anything from the collegiate or post-collegiate realms, but former Musselman athlete Jared Hallow, now running for Edinboro, was named the NCAA Division II Cross Country Athlete of the Week following a win at the Doug Watts Open.

Starcher Sets New 800 Mark

Ripley's Tori Starcher set a new State All-Time Best today in the 800 at the New Balance Nationals with a blistering 2:07.42 eclipsing the old mark of Millie Paladino.

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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.

Team Abbr: Use the 4 digit code assigned by the WVSSAC. i.e. 0026. You have to have it this way for the Regional anyway.

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.

Alternate Abbr: The school abbreviation: i.e. DCHS.

Athlete Grade Levels: Please make sure you have updated your grade levels from last year.

Contribution Season

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.