Covering Cross Country and Track & Field in West Virginia

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 gas 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.

2019 Track Pages Opened

The 2019 Track pages are now open. If you have bookmarked the 2018 pages, you'll need to change your bookmark.

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.

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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.