Covering Cross Country and Track & Field in West Virginia

Results Needed

4/26 @ Marietta OH

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 a 5:05.28.

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.

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.

If you cannot accomplish one of the above, it only takes a minute to fax things our way (1-866-491-9334).