Covering Cross Country and Track & Field in West Virginia
Withrow Named Gatorade Runner of the Year
Winfield's Aaron Withrow has been named the Gatorade Runner of the Year in
the male division following his Class A-AA Championship. More details in
the News & Notes Section of the Cross Country pages.
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3 Shine at Spire
The indoor season continues to see exceptional performances as a
trio of WV Athletes burned up the track with times that would make our
State Meet All-Time Top 10 at the MileSplit/Spire Scholastic
Showcase this weekend. University's Josh Edwards dropped a 9:12.28 in the 3200.
If he were to duplicate that time at the State meet in May, it would be
# 6 All-Time. Madison Trippett and Lea Hatcher went 4:53.73 and 4:56.79,
respectively. Starcher's two times from the last two weekends would
both be # 1 All-Time at the State Meet, Trippett's time on Sunday would
be # 3 All-Time, and Hatcher's would be # 6 (each ignoring the other's
Starcher 2nd at Millrose Games
Ripley's Tori Starcher ran to a 2nd place finish in the Millrose Games
Girls' Mile with a time of 4:46.25. Starcher led the first lap before
settling into the 2nd slot for most of the race. She briefly dropped to
3rd before reclaiming the runner-up spot on the final lap.
Starcher Excels at Camel City Elite Mile
Ripley's Tori Starcher clocked a 4:45.14 mile at the Camel City Elite. More
details in the News & Notes section.
Trippett Named Gatorade Runner of the Year
Parkersburg's Madison Trippett has been named the Gatorade Runner of the Year in
the female division following her Class AAA Championship. More details in
the News & Notes Section of the Cross Country pages.
Starcher Earns Invites
Tori Starcher has earned a pair of prestigious invitations to meets in
early February, the Camel City Elite Mile (2/2) and the Millrose Games (2/9).
More details in the News & Notes section. Congratulations and Good Luck Tori!
Starcher, Canary Named McCoy Award Winners
Tori Starcher has been named the Female 2018 Ray McCoy Award winner. The McCoy
Award goes to the top Track & Field Athlete in the State. Starcher's
2018 Track season saw her win the 800, 1600, 3200, and anchored the winning
4x400 Meter Relay team in helping her team to the State Championship.
Starcher's 2:08.90 in the 800 was the 2nd Best All-Time State Meet Performance,
one she later topped in a post-season meet with a 2:07.42, which is an
All-Time WV mark. Her 1600 Meter Run of 4:49.14 was a State Meet All-Time
Best. Her 10:29.87 in the 3200 matched her 800 Meter Run as a 2nd Best
State Meet Performance.
Freddy Canary has been named the Male 2018 Ray McCoy Award winner. Also
the winner in 2017, Canary capped in injury riddled 2018 campaign with State Meet
victories in the 100, 200, and 400 Meter Dashes and a runner-up spot in the
Long Jump. His 100 (10.85 Trials), 200 (22.00), and 400 (49.01) meter times
all ranked in the top 10 All-Time for Class A-AA State Meet Performances (6th,
7th, and 8th, respectively). The 38 points concluded a dominant final
two years in Canary's high school career.
Starcher, Trippett, Edwards Open 2019 with a Bang
A number of WV athletes made the trek to Youngstown, OH to compete in their
HS Open Meet # 1 this weekend. Among those were Tori Starcher, Madison Trippett,
and Josh Edwards. Starcher and Trippett took the top 2 spots in the 800
Meter Run with Starcher clocking an outstanding 2:10.39 and Trippett a
2:14.86. Edwards blew away the field in the 3200 with a 9:30.37.
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.