LAST UPDATED 4/25/19 - To the best of our knowledge these are the state bests all time
marks and represent all information that has been turned in to us. We have attempted to verify
each mark as much as possible.
West Virginia State Bests
State Bests are eligble to any West Virginia High School athlete and can be set at any meet. State meet records can only be set at the state meet.
In order to not penalize runners running under either hand timing or automated timing, hand times will be recognized if they have the best time after conversions for distance (in case of yardage events) and adding .24 seconds. The best automated time will be co-recognized if within .3 seconds of the converted hand mark.
Event/Class Name School Year Mark Notes Where, When 100 Meters Men James Jett Jefferson 1989 10.34* HT Buckhannon, Regular Meet Men Sebastian Spencer Weir 2019 10.50 Dick Dei Track Classic, Wheeling Park Women McKenna Smith Bridgeport 2017 11.85 Laidley Field, State Meet The James Jett 10.1 (10.34 converted) hand timed mark is much disputed but was listed as the official time at the meet. 200 Meters Men Dante Price Jefferson 2013 21.10 USATF Junior Olympics, Greensboro, NC Women McKenna Smith Bridgeport 2017 24.36 Laidley Field, State Meet Trials 400 Meters Men Bob Rieves Wheeling 1969 47.64 C, HT Old Laidley Field, State Meet Men James Jett Jefferson 1989 47.74 Laidley Field, State Meet Women McKenna Smith Bridgeport 2017 54.61 Laidley Field, State Meet 800 Meters Men Wilson Smith Huntington 1968 1:49.66 C, HT Golden West Invitational, California Women Tori Starcher Ripley 2018 2:07.42 New Balance Nationals, Greensboro NC 1600 Meters Men Jacob Burcham Cabell Midland 2012 4:01.32 C Adidas Dream Mile Men Jacob Burcham Cabell Midland 2011 4:03.20 C Lille, France, IAAF World Youth Championships The first mark is a converted True Mile. The second mark is a converted 1500. Women Tori Starcher Ripley 2019 4:36.58 C Penn Relays, Philadelphia, PA (This is a converted 4:38.19 true mile) 3200 Meters Men Jeff Adkins Woodrow Wilson 1979 8:49.34 HT Bellaire, OH, Bellaire Relays Women Amelia Paladino University 2014 10:00.42 Laidley Field, Gazette Relays Note: Although West Virginia did not covert to the metric system until 1980, the venue at Bellaire, OH coverted in 1979.
110/100 Meter Hurdles Men Clint Hayes Huntington 1990 14.10 Laidley Field, State Meet Women Safiyyah Mitchell Huntington 2016 14.09 Winfield, Region IV Championship 300 Meter Hurdles Men Clint Hayes Huntington 1990 37.64 HT Laidley Field, State Meet Men Clint Hayes Huntington 1989 37.70 Laidley Field, State Meet Women McKenna Smith Bridgeport 2017 43.04 Laidley Field, State Meet 4x100 Meter Relay Men Jefferson 2012 42.20 Laidley Field, State Meet Ashton Lai-Fang, Tyler Lambert, Rynal Newman, Dante Price Women Morgantown 2012 48.42 Laidley Field, State Meet Ashley Holloway, Haley Holloway, Natasha Trott, Knisha Baldwin 4x200 Meter Relay Men Woodrow Wilson 1987 1:27.16 Laidley Field, Gazette Relays Kenneth Steelman, Tommy Moore, Tony Lawson, Andre Gray Women Jefferson 1980 1:43.54 HT Laidley Field, State Meet V Nelson, J Washington, Tanda Lee, V Nelson Martinsburg 1984 1:43.69 Laidley Field, State Meet M Jones, Kelly Hosby, S Terry, T Thomas 4x400 Meter Relay Men St. Albans 1972 3:22.98 C, HT Old Laidley Field, State Meet B Moss, L Fulmer, F Lynch, F Reich Jefferson 2011 3:23.00 Laidley Field, State Meet Ashton Hyler, Dante Price, Brandon Doughty, Denzel Washington Women Bridgeport 2017 3:59.03 Laidley Field, Gazette Relays Kristen Crowder, Isabella Bowen, Kirstin George, McKenna Smith *Wheeling Park ran a 3:22.90 hand timed 4x400 in 1980, but the additional .24 added for hand time puts them a few ticks behind the 1972 St. Albans squad. 4x800 Meter Relay Men Cabell Midland 2012 7:46.29 New Balance Outdoor Nationals Jacob Burcham, Brian Lawhon, David Jobe, Mason Dino Women Winfield 2016 9:30.56 Laidley Field, State Meet Isabella Robinson, Grace Cole, Rachel Englund, Mary Zulauf Shuttle Hurdle Relay Men Charleston 1971 54.89 C Old Laidley Field, State Meet M Willis, T Tyler, M Henry, S Jackson Men Woodrow Wilson 1981 55.81 Laidley Field, State Meet Vernon Knight, William Cousins, Steve Kidd, Mike Brown Women Hurricane 2015 1:00.88 Laidley Field, State Meet Lauren London, Abby Watson, Lexi Crompton, Audrey Barber The Charleston mark from 1971 assumes that the hurdles were 4x120 yards. The Woodrow Wilson mark from 1981 would be tops if the shuttles were 4x110 yards.
Pole Vault Men Tristan Slater Capital 2016 17'1 Marshall University, Marshall Indoor HS Open Women Lauren Zaglifa Washington 2017 12'4 Spring Mills HS, Region II Championships High Jump Men Nathan Fields Elkins 1998 7'3 Laidley Field, State Meet Women Emily Godwin Buckhannon-Uphsur 2011 5'10 Lewis County, Regular Meet Emily Godwin Buckhannon-Upshur 2012 5'10 Lewis County, Big 10 Championships Rhonda Rogombe Washington 2015 5'10 Strasburg VA, Ram Country Invitational Long Jump Men Mike Tyson Charleston 1973 24'0 1/2 Old Laidley Field, Gazette Relays Women Gina Marshall Glenville 198? 20'2 Glenville, ? The Marshall jump was attested to as an accurate mark by a Track official that is currently registered with the state of West Virginia. We are attempting to verify a year and meet. Discus Men John Hicks Hampshire 2019 190'1 Spring Mills, Cardinal Classic Women Erin Compton Oak Hill 1999 153'4 Laidley Field, Regionals Shot Put Men Randy Barnes St. Albans 1985 66'9 1/2 Laidley Field, Gazette Relays Women Crystal Hypes Winfield 1992 45'3 Laidley Field, Regionals