Covering Cross Country and Track & Field in West Virginia
State Meet Results Posted
Congratulations to our Team Champions: Williamstown Girls, Winfield
Girls, Ripley Girls, Doddridge Boys, Winfield Boys, and Spring Mills Boys.
And Congratulations to our new State Meet Record Holders: Lilly McMullen -
Williamstown - 100 M (Trials), Wheeling Central Girls 4x100 (Kaitlyn Ferns, Kenadee
Wayt, Marisa Horan, Kenadee Wayt), Williamstown Girls 4x200 (Camryn Irvin,
Emma Berman, Ella McMullen, Lilly McMullen), Williamstown Girls 4x400 (Camryn
Irvin, Sofia Calvet, Emma Berman, Ella McMullen), Sophie Talkington - Notre
Dame - Pole Vault, Erica Hegele - Shady Spring - 100 HH (Trials), Dianna
Goodman - Winfield - Pole Vault, Mikah Alleyne - Woodrow Wilson - 400 M,
Tori Starcher - Ripley - 800 M, Tori Starcher - Ripley - 1600 M, Ripley
Girls 4x400 (Kyanah Baldwin, Cassidy Miller, Allison Fields, Tori Starcher),
Webster Boys 4x100 (Reece Nutter, Dawson Tharp, Logan Cochran, Cole Deel),
Webster Boys 4x200 (Reece Nutter, Dawson Tharp, Logan Cochran, Cole Deel),
Sebastian Spencer - Weir - 100 M, Sebastian Spencer - Weir - 200 M, and Gavin
Beverage - Cabell Midland - Discus.
State Meet Day One
State Meet Day One Results are posted at 1:00 AM. There are some changes to Saturdya's
Schedule due to our 4 hour lightning and rain delay tonight. All events will start
an hour later tomorrow. The field events scheduled for 6:00 PM on Friday will be held
at 4:00 PM on Saturday. The Class A Girls Pole Vault that was in its latter stages will
pick up at 10:00 AM on Saturday. Field events that were to start at 9:00 AM will start
at 10:00 AM. Running events will start at 11:00 AM rather than at 10:00 AM.
Video or No Video?
To follow-up yesterday's post. I will be allowed to post my videos after 72 hours,
so I'll probably start uploading them on Tuesday evening.
Tori Starcher Wins Penn Relays Mile, Sets New WV Mark
Ripley's Tori Starcher continued her excellent Junior track campaign with a win
at the prestigious Penn Relays, taking the mile in a most excellent 4:38.19.
This converts to a 4:36.58 in the 1600. Not only did this win the meet, but
it also set a Penn Relays record for the event, taking down a performance by Mary
Cain. Congratulations Tori!
John Hicks Sets New Discus Mark
Hampshire's John Hicks sailed the discus 190'1 Saturday at the Cardinal
Classic to set a new All-Time State Best Mark, breaking the old mark by over 3 feet.
Sebastian Spencer Sets New Mark
At the Dick Dei Track Classic on April 13th, Weir's Sebastian Spencer set a
new All-Time State Record (FAT) in the 100 Meter Dash with a blistering 10.50.
Starcher Sets New WV Mark at New Balance Nationals Indoor
Ripley's Tori Starcher addded to her record listing with a 4:40.63 mile at the New Balance
Nationals Indoor. This converts to a 4:39.00 in the 1600M. She was certainly not
the only WV runner to excel at the meet though at Lea Hatcher and Madison Trippett
both recorded 4:52 miles, Josh Edwards clocked a 9:12 two mile, Gavin Beverage launched
the Shot Put 58'2, Zoe Shetty and Caroline Kirby ran 11:08 and 11:13, respectively
in the two mile, and Kellen Tropeck sent the shot 55'3 in the Emerging Elite Shot Put.
WV Athletes to Compete at New Balance Nationals Indoor
The following athletes will be competing this weekend at the New Balance Nationals
Indoor. Mile Run - Tori Starcher, Madison Trippett, Lea Hatcher. 2 Mile
Run - Josh Edwards. Shot Put - Gavin Beverage. 2 Mile Emerging Elite -
Caroline Kirby, Zoe Shetty. More details in the Track News & Notes Section.
Starcher Receives Brooks PR Invitational Spot
Ripley's Tori Starcher has received an invitation to the Brooks PR Invitational
held this coming June in Seattle, WA.
Withrow Named Gatorade Runner of the Year
Winfield's Aaron Withrow has been named the Gatorade Runner of the Year in
the male division following his Class A-AA Championship. More details in
the News & Notes Section of the Cross Country pages.
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3 Shine at Spire
The indoor season continues to see exceptional performances as a
trio of WV Athletes burned up the track with times that would make our
State Meet All-Time Top 10 at the MileSplit/Spire Scholastic
Showcase this weekend. University's Josh Edwards dropped a 9:12.28 in the 3200.
If he were to duplicate that time at the State meet in May, it would be
# 6 All-Time. Madison Trippett and Lea Hatcher went 4:53.73 and 4:56.79,
respectively. Starcher's two times from the last two weekends would
both be # 1 All-Time at the State Meet, Trippett's time on Sunday would
be # 3 All-Time, and Hatcher's would be # 6 (each ignoring the other's
Starcher 2nd at Millrose Games
Ripley's Tori Starcher ran to a 2nd place finish in the Millrose Games
Girls' Mile with a time of 4:46.25. Starcher led the first lap before
settling into the 2nd slot for most of the race. She briefly dropped to
3rd before reclaiming the runner-up spot on the final lap.
Starcher Excels at Camel City Elite Mile
Ripley's Tori Starcher clocked a 4:45.14 mile at the Camel City Elite. More
details in the News & Notes section.
Trippett Named Gatorade Runner of the Year
Parkersburg's Madison Trippett has been named the Gatorade Runner of the Year in
the female division following her Class AAA Championship. More details in
the News & Notes Section of the Cross Country pages.
Starcher Earns Invites
Tori Starcher has earned a pair of prestigious invitations to meets in
early February, the Camel City Elite Mile (2/2) and the Millrose Games (2/9).
More details in the News & Notes section. Congratulations and Good Luck Tori!
Starcher, Canary Named McCoy Award Winners
Tori Starcher has been named the Female 2018 Ray McCoy Award winner. The McCoy
Award goes to the top Track & Field Athlete in the State. Starcher's
2018 Track season saw her win the 800, 1600, 3200, and anchored the winning
4x400 Meter Relay team in helping her team to the State Championship.
Starcher's 2:08.90 in the 800 was the 2nd Best All-Time State Meet Performance,
one she later topped in a post-season meet with a 2:07.42, which is an
All-Time WV mark. Her 1600 Meter Run of 4:49.14 was a State Meet All-Time
Best. Her 10:29.87 in the 3200 matched her 800 Meter Run as a 2nd Best
State Meet Performance.
Freddy Canary has been named the Male 2018 Ray McCoy Award winner. Also
the winner in 2017, Canary capped in injury riddled 2018 campaign with State Meet
victories in the 100, 200, and 400 Meter Dashes and a runner-up spot in the
Long Jump. His 100 (10.85 Trials), 200 (22.00), and 400 (49.01) meter times
all ranked in the top 10 All-Time for Class A-AA State Meet Performances (6th,
7th, and 8th, respectively). The 38 points concluded a dominant final
two years in Canary's high school career.
Starcher, Trippett, Edwards Open 2019 with a Bang
A number of WV athletes made the trek to Youngstown, OH to compete in their
HS Open Meet # 1 this weekend. Among those were Tori Starcher, Madison Trippett,
and Josh Edwards. Starcher and Trippett took the top 2 spots in the 800
Meter Run with Starcher clocking an outstanding 2:10.39 and Trippett a
2:14.86. Edwards blew away the field in the 3200 with a 9:30.37.
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.