Covering Cross Country and Track & Field in West Virginia

Starcher Serves Notice

Ripley's Tori Starcher served notice that anyone thinking she would let off the gas after qualifying for Footlocker Nationals is sorely mistaken. She dropped a 2:13.18 800 at the Youngstown State Indoor Meet this weekend, highlighting several strong performances from WV Athletes. Complete Results in the News & Notes Section.

Smith, Canary Win McCoy Awards

Bridgeport's McKenna Smith and South Harrison's Freddy Canary were named the 2017 Ray McCoy Award winners.

Tori Starcher 29th at Footlocker Nationals

Tori Starcher turned in a 29th place performance Saturday in San Diego, CA at the Footlocker National Championships. Starcher toured the course in 18:46.6. She is just the 3rd West Virginia Female to compete at Nationals, joining Millie Paladino (twice) and Maggie Drazba. Congratulations Tori!

Tori Starcher Qualifies for Footlocker Nationals

Ripley's Tori Starcher joins the very short list of West Virginia Footlocker National Qualifiers. She snagged 2nd place in the Footlocker South race this morning with a 17:28 clocking. Starcher is just the 3rd girls from WV to qualify for Nationals. The Championship race will take place on December 9th at Balboa Park in San Diego, CA. at 12:15 PM Eastern.

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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.