Covering Cross Country and Track & Field in West Virginia

State Meet Results Posted

State Meet Results are posted. Congratulations to our State Champions: Jefferson Girls, Winfield Girls, Williamstown Girls, Cabell Midland Boys, Winfield Boys, and Buffalo Boys. And congratulations to our many new State Meet Record holders: Elecia McCurrie - Trinity Christina - Class A 100, 200 AND 400. Alyssa Sauro - Williamstown - Class A 800. Sydney Kopshina - Ritchie - Class A Pole Vault. Jefferson Girls - Class AAA 4x200 - Aryia Maiben, Jayla Kidrick, Jazmyn Taylor, Imani Wood. Nicholas Pitchford - Buffalo - Class A Boys 1600. Wheeling Central Boys - Class A Boys 4x200 - J.J. White, Quinton Burlenski, Dominic Gianangeli, Brade McWreath. Ritchie Boys - Class A Boys 4x400 - Cayden Moore, Dylan Malolepszy, Alex Rogerson, Garrett Copeland. Buffalo Boys - Class A Boys 4x800 - Patrick Reilly, Dylan Blackshire, Jackson Mallett, Nicholas Pitchford. Justin Lipscomb - Winfield - Class AA Boys 1600. Tristan Blatt - Cabell Midland - Class AAA Boys 800. Ty Steorts - Hurricane - Class AAA Boys 1600. University Boys - Class AAA Boys 4x800 - Ethan Conroy, Jacob West, Tyler Umbright, Drew Zundell.

Rare Occasions

In addition to the two recent State All-Time Bests, we've had a couple other rare occurrences. At the OVAC Preliminaries, Trinity Freshman Elicia McCurrie blasted through the 12 second barrier with an 11.88, and at the Beckley Last Chance Invitational, Woodrow Wilson's Ryan Muktar surpassed the 7'0 mark with a 7'1 clearance.

Huntington Sets New All-Time 4x100 Mark

At the MSAC Championships on Friday, the Huntington unit of Audrey Flynn, Mallori Dunn-Martin, Milleah Johnson, and Siraye Harper set a new All-Time Best for the 4x100 Meter Relays with a blistering 48.34, taking down the 12 year old record by a scant 0.08 seconds.

Lunsford Sets New All-Time Mark

Cabell Midland's Michael Lunsford set a new All-Time Mark in the Shot Put at the Tudor's Biscuit World Charleston Relays with a heave of 68'6.

WVSSAC Released 2024-2025 Alignments

The 2024-2025 Alignments have been released by the WVSSAC. Details for Cross Country and Track & Field are in the News & Notes Sections of the respective pages. There are some significant changes (including some head-scratching decisions), and I suspect there will still be some revision despite the release being listed as "final" since there are teams that have been left completely off the listings.

WV Athletes Excel at Indoor Nationals

West Virginia was well represented at both Nike and New Balance Indoor Nationals over the weekend. Highlights include a Nike Middle School Mile Championship run from Maysen Fletcher, who came back from 3rd in the final 100 Meters to win it in 4:59.72. She came back with a 10th place finish in the 5000 (top MS finisher) in 17:18.55. Scoring a pair of Nike 4th place finishes was Ty Steorts who clocked an 8:52.25 in the 2 Mile and came back with a 14:14.70 in the 5000. Michael Lunsford grabbed 7th in the Shot Put with a heave of 59-02.25. At New Balance, Brayden Marshall scored a 6th place finish in the 5000 at New Balance with a 14:33.80 and Alyssa Sauro scored 9th in the 2 Mile in 10:25.91. That was our Top 10 performances, but by no means were they our only strong performances of the weekend. Complete WV Results in the News & Notes Section.

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Fire on the Track

Not just a movie. There was fire on the track at the Marshall University HS Open Indoor. For West Virinia High School boys went under 4:15 in the 1600 with two at 4:10, and two West Virginia girls went under 4:57 (one MS and one HS) in the 1600. Hot times in the 800 and 3200 as well.

Strong Indoor Weekend

WV athletes put in a strong indoor weekend, highlighted by Cabell Midland's Tristan Blatt's 1:54.94 at the Louisville Indoor Games and Elkview Middle School's Maysen Fletcher's 4:59.06 at the SPIRE Scholastic Showcase.

Sauro Named Gatorade WV Player of the Year

Williamstown's Alyssa Sauro was named the Gatorade WV Player of the Year for her 2023 cross country season that culminated in a dominating performance at the Class A State Meet and a 12th place finish at Footlocker South. More details in the Cross Country News & Notes Section.

Now Accepting Donations Via PayPal

I've had a few requests for this over time, and I finally got around to setting it up. You can now donate to RunWV via Paypal. Just use for the e-mail address, and please mark "Friends & Family" as you aren't getting any goods or services for your donation. If you choose to send a donation via Paypal, please send me an e-mail to let me know that it's coming and what you would like on your brickon the Wall of Support.

Marshall, Steorts Excel at Foot Locker Nationals

Winfield's Brayden Marshall and Hurricane's Ty Steorts recorded the 2nd and 3rd best ever finishers for a WV athlete at the Foot Locker National Championships on Saturday with Marshall scoring 5th and Steorts 6th. At one point in the 2nd half of the race, the pair were in the top 2 spots. More details in the Cross Country News & Notes Section.

Hogue Qualifies for Olympic Trials

Former Ritchie runner Johnny Hogue ran 2:17:40 at the California International Marathon in Sacramento, CA to qualify for the 2024 Olympic Trials. The Trials will be held on February 3rd in Orlando, FL.

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Steorts, Marshall Qualify for Foot Locker Nationals

Hurricane's Ty Steorts and Winfield's Brayden Marshall advanced to Foot Locker Nationals this morning at the Foot Locker South Regional via their 5th and 8th place finishes, respectively. West Virginia also picked up wins in the Senior Boys race from Buffalo's Patrick Reilly, the 13/14 Year Old Girls race from Elkview Middle School's Maysen Fletcher, and the 11/12 Year Old Girls from Winfield Middle School's Julia von Wulffen.

Gore, Blair Medal at PanAm Games

Former Fayetteville Athlete Jonathan Gore and former Wheeling Central athlete Cooper Blair picked up medals at the Para PanAm Games this weekend. Gore scored a silver medal in the T64 Division 100 Meter Dash with an 11.26 while Blair followed immediately after in the bronze medal position in 11.81, taking that medal by just 0.001. Gore also finished 4th in the T64 Division of the 200 Meter Dash with a 24.49.

Herring Qualifies for Nationals

Marshall's Abby Herring (Parkersburg South) qualified for NCAA Nationals today via a 6th place finish at the Mid-Atlantic Regional in Bethlehem, PA. She tourned the 6K course in 19:52.4 to secure the final At-Large bid to Nationals. The top 4 finishers who were not on an advancing team move on to Nationals.

State Meet in the Books

The State Meet is in the books. All results are posted. If the links aren't showing as active, you need to right click and refresh or reload frame. Congratulations to our Team Champions - Morgantown Girls, University Boys, Braxton Girls, Winfield Boys, Williamstown Girls, and Buffalo Boys. Congratulations to our Individual Champions - Madeline Gump, Ty Steorts, Ava Ethridge, Brayden Marshall, Alyssa Sauro, and Patrick Reilly.

Weitzel Qualifies for Olympic Trials

Former PikeView and Concord runner Jason Weitzel ran 2:15:55 today at the Bakline McKirdy Micro Marathon in Valley Cottage, NY to qualify for the 2024 Olympic Trials. The Trials will be held on February 3rd in Orlando, FL.

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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. .

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.