Covering Cross Country and Track & Field in West Virginia
Smith, Canary Named Gatorade Players of the Year
Bridgeport's McKenna Smith and South Harrison's Freddy Canary were named the 2017
West Virginia Gatorade Players of the Year. More Details in the Track pages.
State Meet Results Posted
State Meet Results have been posted. Congratulations to
the Morgantown, Winfield, and Wheeling Central girls and to the Hedgesville,
Winfield, and St. Marys Boys. New All-Time Bests for McKenna Smith in the 100
(Trials and again in the finals with an 11.85), 200 (trials with a
24.36), 400 with a 54.61, and yes, 300 Meter Low Hurdles as well with a
43.04. There were a plethora of new State Meet Records as well. McKenzie Moran
in the Class A 800 with a 2:18.93. Samantha Kirk in the Class A 300 Meter
Low Hurdles with 45.15. Doddridge County in the Class A 4x100
(Jasmine Ball, Jonna Ferrell, Rosa Plaugher, McKenzie Newton) tied the record with
a 50.62. Wheeling Central in the Class A 4x200 (Hannah White, Ireland
Wayt, Nikkie Nolte, Kenadee Wayt) with a 1:46.90. Bailey Estep and
Jordan Rothwell in the Class A High Jump at 5'4 (tied record) (Estep gets the win on
misses). Mary Lawman in the Class AA 100 Meter High Hurdles ties the
record at 15.05. Winfield in the Class AA 4x100 Meter Relay (Molly Wallace,
Mary Lawman, Sydney Cavender, Carly Hinkle) in 49.66. Winfield in the
Class AA Shuttle Hurdle Relay (Lauryn Bady, Savannah Hoff, Taryn
Napier, Mary Lawman) in 1:03.31. Carly Hinkle in the Class AA High
Jump with a 5'8.25. Josie Raines in the Class AA Long Jump with an
18'3. Malika Houston in the Class AAA 100 Meter High Hurdles in 14.35.
Ripley in the Class AAA 4x400 (Allison Fields, Haley Carson, Laurel
Miller, Tori Starcher) in 4:01.82. Lauren Zaglifa in the Class AAA
Pole Vault with 12'1. Freddy Canary in the Class A 100 (Trials and
again in the Finals) with a 10.68. Freddy Canary in the Class A 200
(trials) with a 21.50. Freddy Canary in the Class A 400 with a 48.07.
Williamstown in the Class A 4x100 (Donathan Taylor, Trenton Tallman,
Jon Petty, Dakota Hammer) in 44.23. Donavan Spencer in the Class AA
100 in 10.70. Bluefield in the Class AA 4x100 (Elijah Greene, Shemar
Hairston, Latrell Collier, Carlos Reed) in 43.00. Bluefield in the Class
AA 4x200 (Elijah Greene, Shemar Hairston, Latrell Collier, Carlos Reed)
Smith Sets 2 All-Time Bests
Bridgeport's McKenna Smith surpassed her own State All-Time Best Friday in the Preliminaries
at the State Track Meet. Smith sped to an 11.87 in the 100 and 24.36 in the 200 to narrowly
eclips her marks from the Finals last year. In addition, on Friday night we had new State Meet
records from Winfield's Girls Shuttle crew of Lauryn Bady, Savannah Hoff, Taryn Napier and
Mary Lawman who ran a blistering 1:03.31 to set a new Class AA mark. Washington's Lauren Zaglifa
set a new AAA Pole Vault mark at 12'1. Magnolia's Bailey Estep and Charleston Catholic's Jordan
Rothwell tied the Class A High Jump Record at 5'4 with Estep taking the win on misses. On the
Boys end of things South Harrison's Freddy Canary set new Class A Records in the 100 and 200 with
times of 10.81 and 21.50, respectively.
All State Meet Predictions
All State Meet predictions are up. Please keep the hate mail to a minimum.
Zaglifa Sets Pole Vault Mark
Another All-Time Best has fallen. In Friday's Regional meet, Washington's
Lauren Zaglifa cleared 12'4 to set a new All-Time standard for the
event. The old record had stood since 2004. Well done!
Bridgeport 4x400 Cracks 4:00
The 4:00 barrier has finally been broken by a West Virginia Girls High
School team. At the Gazette Relays on Saturday, the Bridgeport crew of
Kristen Crowder, Isabella Bowen, Kirstin George, and McKenna Smith scored
a 3:59.03 to set a new All-Time Standard for West Virginia. The old
mark had stood since 1990. Congratulations ladies!
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Fundraiser for Coach Phil Cunningham
Liberty (Harrison) Coach Phil Cunningham recently had to undergo a
second amputation due to necrotising fasciitis. He has now had both
legs amputated, and his home and vehicle are in need of modification.
Two of his former athletes have set up a fundraising page to help
accomplish these needed modifications. If you're willing and able
to contribute, please visit
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. .
Turner, Starcher Serve Notice at New Balance Indoor
University's TaShala Turner and Ripley's Tori Starcher made strong statement
runs heading into the season with their performances at the New Balance
National Indoor meet this weekend. Turner placed 2nd in the Emerging Elite
2 Mile with 10:46.93. Starcher placed 5th in the Freshman mile with
Paladino Earns All-American Status
Millie Paladino (Providence, University HS) earned All-American status
this weekend with a 7th place finish in the mile at the NCAA Indoor
Championships with a time of 4:34.62.
Please send in your schedules. Having a relatively full slate of schedules
helps me know which meets to look (beg) for. Most meets are pretty good about
submitting results, but for those that aren't, it helps if I know a meet
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 us a backup
copy of the meet if you're using Hy-Tek software. Then we 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.
If you cannot accomplish one of the above, it only takes a minute to
fax things our way (1-866-491-9334).