Covering Cross Country and Track & Field in West Virginia
Riggs Named Gatorade Runner of the Year
Morgantown's Irene Riggs was named the 2020 Gatorade Runner of the Year for West Virginia following her undefeated season that was
capped by a 29 second win at the State Meet.
Episode VII - Edwards Awakens
University's Josh Edwards continued his excellent pre-season with a 3rd place finish in the 2 Mile at NSAF Meet of Champions in Myrtle
Beach, SC on March 27th. This was a true 2 mile, and Edwards' 8:55.64 converts to an 8:52.53 for 3200 Meters. This is his 3rd sub-9:00
minute run this off-season.
WVU Women 29th at Nationals
The WVU Women's Cross Country team finished 29th at the NCAA National Championships held March 15th at Oklahoma State. They were led by
Ceili McCabe, who finished 42nd in 21:01.2.
WVU Headed to Nationals
The women of WVU have received an invitation to the NCAA Championships being held March 15th in Stillwater, OK. It's a great way
to end this shortened, out-of-season season. The race is slated to begin at 12:50 PM EST.
Episode VI - Return of the Josh-i
University's Josh Edwards put together another exceptional race on February 27th in Arizona at the Sundown Track Series. He toured
the 3200 Meter run in 8:50.20, improving upon his already spectacular time from the SPIRE Showcase.
Episode V - Edwards Strikes Back
University's Josh Edwards continued his exceptional indoor season on February 7th by winning the 3200 Meter Run at the
SPIRE Scholastic Showcase, scoring a superb 8:51.88. This is one of the top 3200 Meter Runs in West Virginia High School history.
Episode IV - A New Hope
University's Josh Edwards delivered an opening statement to all contenders in the distance events on January 16th at
Youngstown, OH. Edwards dropped an uncontested 4:10.02 in the 1600, which I believe is US #1 in the event so far this
The WVSSAC has released its plan for Track season. While the timeframe has not changed from their earlier proclamation,
with practice beginning on March 15, and the season concluding on June 12th, they have made a change to the State Meet
format. The State Meet will now be held over 3 days with Class A competing on June 10th, Class AA on June 11th, and
Class AAA on June 12th. More in the Track News Section.
Track Season Delayed and Extended
With winter sports delayed until January 11th, it was only a matter of time before the spring-delay domino fell.
It has been announced that spring sports will begin on March 15th, a two week delay from the original March 1st date.
The first meets can be held on April 7th, a three week delay from the original March 17th date. Regional Meets will
be held on June 2-4, and the State Meet will be June 11-12.
State Meet In the Books
The 2020 season is in the books. In this oddest of years, congratulations to our team champions:
Morgantown Girls, University Boys, Fairmont Senior Girls, Frankfort Boys, Williamstown Girls and Ritchie
Boys. And Congratulations to our individual champions: Morgantown's Irene Riggs, University's Josh Edwards,
Fairmont Senior's Lydia Falkenstein, Fairmont Senior's Logan Zuchelli, Williamstown's Ella Hesson, and
Doddridge's Carter Lipscomb.
A-AA Split Permanent
An announcement was made prior to the Class A Championships this morning, that the split of
Class A and Class AA would continue beyond this season.
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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.