Covering Cross Country and Track & Field in West Virginia

State Meet Results Posted

Congratulations to our Team Champions: Williamstown Girls, Winfield Girls, Ripley Girls, Doddridge Boys, Winfield Boys, and Spring Mills Boys. And Congratulations to our new State Meet Record Holders: Lilly McMullen - Williamstown - 100 M (Trials), Wheeling Central Girls 4x100 (Kaitlyn Ferns, Kenadee Wayt, Marisa Horan, Kenadee Wayt), Williamstown Girls 4x200 (Camryn Irvin, Emma Berman, Ella McMullen, Lilly McMullen), Williamstown Girls 4x400 (Camryn Irvin, Sofia Calvet, Emma Berman, Ella McMullen), Sophie Talkington - Notre Dame - Pole Vault, Erica Hegele - Shady Spring - 100 HH (Trials), Dianna Goodman - Winfield - Pole Vault, Mikah Alleyne - Woodrow Wilson - 400 M, Tori Starcher - Ripley - 800 M, Tori Starcher - Ripley - 1600 M, Ripley Girls 4x400 (Kyanah Baldwin, Cassidy Miller, Allison Fields, Tori Starcher), Webster Boys 4x100 (Reece Nutter, Dawson Tharp, Logan Cochran, Cole Deel), Webster Boys 4x200 (Reece Nutter, Dawson Tharp, Logan Cochran, Cole Deel), Sebastian Spencer - Weir - 100 M, Sebastian Spencer - Weir - 200 M, and Gavin Beverage - Cabell Midland - Discus.

State Meet Day One

State Meet Day One Results are posted at 1:00 AM. There are some changes to Saturdya's Schedule due to our 4 hour lightning and rain delay tonight. All events will start an hour later tomorrow. The field events scheduled for 6:00 PM on Friday will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday. The Class A Girls Pole Vault that was in its latter stages will pick up at 10:00 AM on Saturday. Field events that were to start at 9:00 AM will start at 10:00 AM. Running events will start at 11:00 AM rather than at 10:00 AM.

Video or No Video?

To follow-up yesterday's post. I will be allowed to post my videos after 72 hours, so I'll probably start uploading them on Tuesday evening.

Tori Starcher Wins Penn Relays Mile, Sets New WV Mark

Ripley's Tori Starcher continued her excellent Junior track campaign with a win at the prestigious Penn Relays, taking the mile in a most excellent 4:38.19. This converts to a 4:36.58 in the 1600. Not only did this win the meet, but it also set a Penn Relays record for the event, taking down a performance by Mary Cain. Congratulations Tori!

John Hicks Sets New Discus Mark

Hampshire's John Hicks sailed the discus 190'1 Saturday at the Cardinal Classic to set a new All-Time State Best Mark, breaking the old mark by over 3 feet.

Sebastian Spencer Sets New Mark

At the Dick Dei Track Classic on April 13th, Weir's Sebastian Spencer set a new All-Time State Record (FAT) in the 100 Meter Dash with a blistering 10.50.

Starcher Sets New WV Mark at New Balance Nationals Indoor

Ripley's Tori Starcher addded to her record listing with a 4:40.63 mile at the New Balance Nationals Indoor. This converts to a 4:39.00 in the 1600M. She was certainly not the only WV runner to excel at the meet though at Lea Hatcher and Madison Trippett both recorded 4:52 miles, Josh Edwards clocked a 9:12 two mile, Gavin Beverage launched the Shot Put 58'2, Zoe Shetty and Caroline Kirby ran 11:08 and 11:13, respectively in the two mile, and Kellen Tropeck sent the shot 55'3 in the Emerging Elite Shot Put.

WV Athletes to Compete at New Balance Nationals Indoor

The following athletes will be competing this weekend at the New Balance Nationals Indoor. Mile Run - Tori Starcher, Madison Trippett, Lea Hatcher. 2 Mile Run - Josh Edwards. Shot Put - Gavin Beverage. 2 Mile Emerging Elite - Caroline Kirby, Zoe Shetty. More details in the Track News & Notes Section.

Starcher Receives Brooks PR Invitational Spot

Ripley's Tori Starcher has received an invitation to the Brooks PR Invitational held this coming June in Seattle, WA.

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 performances).

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.

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.