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.
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.
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
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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.