Covering Cross Country and Track & Field in West Virginia

Results Needed

Please submit results for the following meets. Timely Results are important for ranking purposes.
10/11 EPAC Championships - Girls
10/12 Cardinal Conference Championships (did this meet happen?)
10/14 WV Catholic School Meet (did this meet happen?)

PDF Files

I've had several questions related to .pdf files this week. So... For some reason, a lot of phones and tablets only want to show the first page of a .pdf file. I'm told this evening that on phones/tablets, the user needs to open the file in a new tab, done by pressing down of the link until the open in new tab prompt comes up. If that doesn't work for you, then you'll need to open the file on a PC or Laptop.


I figure my rant has been up long enough...probably too long. I appreciate the support I've received in its wake. I'm ok...really. Like most people, I need to vent every once in a while. I'll put up a permanent, less cranky FAQ at some point that will be largely ignored.

Schedules Needed

Please send in your schedules if you haven't already done so. Having the schedules helps me know when meets are being held, which in turn helps me make sure I try to get results for each meet in a timely manner. Thanks in advance for your help.

WVSSAC Reverses Course on State Meet Date

I had previously reported that the WVSSAC had given back the week of track season that was taken away in 2004. Apparently, they've had a change of heart on this matter. I was told this evening that the WVSSAC had reversed its decision and would be keeping the State Meet at its current weekend.

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) in 1:29.69.

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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.

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!

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. .

Schedules Needed

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 was occurring.

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 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.