Lately, the Class A state track meets have been the picture of parity. Until Williamstown and Doddridge County rolled into town, that is.
The state track meet, returning this week after a two-year absence induced by COVID-19, already guarantees star power, owing to the presence of three all-time state record holders.
Sophomore Lily Haught won two hurdle events and ran on a pair of victorious relay teams Friday during the Class AAA Region 4 track meet at Parkersburg South.
WINFIELD — More than a year after it started wreaking havoc on sporting events worldwide, COVID-19 still carries an impact in West Virginia high school athletics.
Buffalo and Charleston Catholic came away with regional track titles Wednesday evening as Class A meets were held throughout West Virginia.
For the first time, Kanawha Valley teams will be competing in six different regional meets when the prep track postseason opens around West Virginia.
Parkersburg and Huntington emerged as team champions Friday during the running of the Mountain State Athletic Conference track meet at University of Charleston Stadium.
Doddridge County swept the Class A team championships Saturday during the finale of the Tudor’s Biscuit World Charleston Relays at University of Charleston Stadium.
It’s been a while since Bruce Williams ran at the state track meet. It’s been so long, in fact, that the rules of the road, as it were, have hit a detour, especially for sprinters like the South Charleston senior.
Few schools around West Virginia have dominated prep track like Winfield in recent years. The Generals have captured 19 state championships since 1997, 10 in girls and nine in boys.
After more than a year’s absence, one of the state’s biggest regular season track meets is set to begin a three-day run Thursday afternoon at University of Charleston Stadium.
Ordinarily, athletes around West Virginia are getting ready for the state track meet right about now. But there’s certainly nothing ordinary about sports seasons during a pandemic.
Hurricane senior high jumper Nadia Legros signed to join the University of Connecticut’s track and field team on Friday during a small ceremony outside Hurricane High School.
It wasn’t the ending she’d hoped and trained for, but Ripley’s Tori Starcher was guaranteed of a nearly perfect high school track career when the coronavirus pandemic wiped out her senior season, denying the distance ace a final chance to set more records at the state meet.
Some folks might think it’s easier for a track coach to handle the uncertainty during the current coronavirus pandemic. Easier than, say, a baseball, softball or basketball coach.
As a standout track athlete at Ripley High School, Tori Starcher has stamped her name at the top of three individual events while serving as a vital cog for a relay team that has enjoyed crossing the finish line first.
Growing up in Putnam County, Aaron Withrow dabbled in the traditional sports for a young man — baseball, basketball and football.
Ripley’s Tori Starcher was named the 2018-19 Gatorade West Virginia Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row Thursday.
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