Covering Cross Country and Track & Field in West Virginia
A-AA Split Official
An e-mail went out to Athletic Directors and Principals that officially
gave the word that Class A and Class AA would be split for the Regional
and State Meets. A little more info in the News & Notes Section.
Coaches, Please Send Your Schedules
Coaches, please send in your schedules. Those help me know what meets are
going on and when. Not everyone automatically sends me results to their meets,
so it is helpful to know when to contact people to try to get them.
Fellow West Virginia Running Community, WVU Teammates, Friends of Track and Field, and Friends of Georgia and Carl Hatfield,
As many of you have heard the sad news, Carl Hatfield's wife, Georgia
Hatfield, passed away August 7, 2020. Georgia was the co-founder,
along with Larry Mazza, of the Cecil Jarvis Greater Clarksburg (CJGC)
10K race and had been the race coordinator all 24 years of the event.
Georgia was an avid supporter of Carl's running adventures and the
running community as a whole. As a tribute to Georgia and in honoring
her tireless work in promoting running events, some of Carl's teammates
thought it would be fitting to name the women's winner of the annual
CJGC 10K race the "Georgia Hatfield Memorial 10K Award Winner".
Donations gathered would be presented to the Greater Clarksburg 10K
Race Committee for this appropriate naming in Georgia's memory.
Donation checks can be sent to Mike Mosser, 1 Delrose Drive, Morgantown, WV 26508.
Please write your check to "Friends of Mylan Park Foundation" and
put in the memo: Georgia Hatfield Race Memorial. The funds will
be deposited with the Mylan Park Foundation and a check presented
to the Cecil Jarvis Greater Clarksburg Race Committee and Carl Hatfield
in the October time frame.
Please consider this contribution to honor and remember the impact
that Georgia and Carl have made to the running community in WV. If
you have any other folks from the running community interested, please
pass the information on.
State Meet To Split into 3 Divisions
I haven't seen this officially yet, but I have it on what I consider reliable
authority that the WVSSAC will be splitting the Regional and State Meets into
3 Divisions. Class A will be separate from Class AA. I'll post more details
as I receive them.
Coaches, Please Check Your Listings
Coaches, please check your listings on my Coaches' Information page. People
often leave a school without thinking about getting removed from this listing.
If someone is listed for your school that is no longer coaching, please let
me know so that I may removed them. If you want added, just let me know. Do
not send me someone else's information, though. I won't post someone's
information without their direct request to do so (or if their administrator
requests that I do so).
WVSSAC Official Cross Country Guidance
Today (8/3), the WVSSAC released their official guidance for the 2020
Cross Country season. The full list is in the News & Notes section. The
primary item is the maximum of 35 on the starting line. Any more than
that will require wave starts with 5 minutes between waves.
Tori Starcher, Sebastian Spencer Named Gatorade Players of the Year
Ripley's Tori Starcher and Weir's Sebastian Spencer have been named the West Virginia Gatorade Track & Field
Players of the Year for 2020. More details in the Track & Field News & Notes Section.
A little early Father's Day gift from my wife and kids.
$10 Sam's Card for You and for Me
- $10 Sam's Club E-Gift Card for you (and one for me) when you join
online using this link.
The new classifications have been announced for the next four years,
starting with the 2020 Fall seasons. There was a little movement.
Oak Hill, Lincoln County, and Bridgeport move up to Class AAA. James
Monroe, River View, Petersburg, and Man moved down to Class A. Alignments
are still to be determined.
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.
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 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.