RunWV

Covering Cross Country and Track & Field in West Virginia

Sauro, Lunsford Named Gatorade Players of the Year

Williamstown's Alyssa Sauro and Cabell Midland's Michael Lunsford were named the Gatorade Players of the Year for West Virginia for Track & Field. More details in the Track News & Notes Section.

Steorts Selected to Nike Elite Program

Hurricane's Ty Steorts has been selected to the Nike Elite Program. Just 40 athletes (20 boys, 20 girls) are selected for this program. The Nike Elite Program is a partnership between the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation and the USATF. Each athlete in the program gets a Nike mentor and will have contact with Nike professional athletes. Included will be a summer immersion event at Nike's World Headquarters in Beaverton, OR.

More details at https://nikeelite.runnerspace.com/.

State Meet Results Posted

State Meet Results are posted. Congratulations to our State Champions: Jefferson Girls, Winfield Girls, Williamstown Girls, Cabell Midland Boys, Winfield Boys, and Buffalo Boys. And congratulations to our many new State Meet Record holders: Elecia McCurrie - Trinity Christina - Class A 100, 200 AND 400. Alyssa Sauro - Williamstown - Class A 800. Sydney Kopshina - Ritchie - Class A Pole Vault. Jefferson Girls - Class AAA 4x200 - Aryia Maiben, Jayla Kidrick, Jazmyn Taylor, Imani Wood. Nicholas Pitchford - Buffalo - Class A Boys 1600. Wheeling Central Boys - Class A Boys 4x200 - J.J. White, Quinton Burlenski, Dominic Gianangeli, Brade McWreath. Ritchie Boys - Class A Boys 4x400 - Cayden Moore, Dylan Malolepszy, Alex Rogerson, Garrett Copeland. Buffalo Boys - Class A Boys 4x800 - Patrick Reilly, Dylan Blackshire, Jackson Mallett, Nicholas Pitchford. Justin Lipscomb - Winfield - Class AA Boys 1600. Tristan Blatt - Cabell Midland - Class AAA Boys 800. Ty Steorts - Hurricane - Class AAA Boys 1600. University Boys - Class AAA Boys 4x800 - Ethan Conroy, Jacob West, Tyler Umbright, Drew Zundell.

Rare Occasions

In addition to the two recent State All-Time Bests, we've had a couple other rare occurrences. At the OVAC Preliminaries, Trinity Freshman Elicia McCurrie blasted through the 12 second barrier with an 11.88, and at the Beckley Last Chance Invitational, Woodrow Wilson's Ryan Muktar surpassed the 7'0 mark with a 7'1 clearance.

Huntington Sets New All-Time 4x100 Mark

At the MSAC Championships on Friday, the Huntington unit of Audrey Flynn, Mallori Dunn-Martin, Milleah Johnson, and Siraye Harper set a new All-Time Best for the 4x100 Meter Relays with a blistering 48.34, taking down the 12 year old record by a scant 0.08 seconds.

Lunsford Sets New All-Time Mark

Cabell Midland's Michael Lunsford set a new All-Time Mark in the Shot Put at the Tudor's Biscuit World Charleston Relays with a heave of 68'6.

WVSSAC Released 2024-2025 Alignments

The 2024-2025 Alignments have been released by the WVSSAC. Details for Cross Country and Track & Field are in the News & Notes Sections of the respective pages. There are some significant changes (including some head-scratching decisions), and I suspect there will still be some revision despite the release being listed as "final" since there are teams that have been left completely off the listings.

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Now Accepting Donations Via PayPal

I've had a few requests for this over time, and I finally got around to setting it up. You can now donate to RunWV via Paypal. Just use runwv@runwv.com for the e-mail address, and please mark "Friends & Family" as you aren't getting any goods or services for your donation. If you choose to send a donation via Paypal, please send me an e-mail to let me know that it's coming and what you would like on your brickon the Wall of Support.

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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. .


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 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.