Warriors Win Region 4D Championship

The WAHS track team raced to the finish this weekend at the Region 4D Championship held at Roanoke College, determined to pull off a win. They succeeded, with both the girls and boys teams winning first place. The girls finished the meet with 119.5 points. The scoring for this was particularly exciting because the girls’Continue reading “Warriors Win Region 4D Championship”

Goals Were Set, PRs Were Broken

Western Albemarle competed in two meets over the weekend of January 14th-15th, ready to smash personal records. The Virginia Showcase and The Walter Bass Invitational were both competitive meets where Western was able to fight to the finish for fantastic times and PRs. VA Showcase This competitive meet was one of the biggest in theContinue reading “Goals Were Set, PRs Were Broken”

Support WAHS Cross Country and Track Field

Thank you for supporting your child’s decision to participate in cross country or track athlete at Western Albemarle and/or for cheering on our teams! These athletes have chosen a very challenging endeavor that requires dedication and a supreme work ethic. From this pursuit they become focused and well-rounded individuals and learn sportsmanship, perseverance and teamwork.  WeContinue reading “Support WAHS Cross Country and Track Field”

Thank You For A Great 2016 Outdoor Season

Thank you to all the coaches, athletes and parents for a great year. This year, thanks to your generous donations, Friends was able to support the WAHS running program by providing coaching stipends to unpaid coaches and assisting with financial support for travel to Nationals and other events. This year’s budget also included a very largeContinue reading “Thank You For A Great 2016 Outdoor Season”

Senior Gannon Willcutts Scholar Athlete of the Year

Friends of Western Albemarle Cross Country, Track & Field is happy to report that Gannon Willcutts received the Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar Athlete of the year award. He was honored at halftime of Saturday’s conference basketball game and Western was presented with a check for $3000. From the Daily Progress: Willcutts was selected from a competitive poolContinue reading “Senior Gannon Willcutts Scholar Athlete of the Year”

How to Encourage Your Student in Track & Cross Country

I came across this document online written by a cross country coach from Ohio and found it very insightful and well-written … I thought it could be beneficial to other parents and especially for those with athletes new to running or for parents who are unfamiliar with running. Also not a bad idea to re-visit for anyone supporting theContinue reading “How to Encourage Your Student in Track & Cross Country”

New 40-foot Storage Container for Track

Thanks to the generous fundraiser efforts of all the Friends donors and a lot of logistics, teamwork and effort— we finally have our new storage container to help protect the pole vaulting and other equipment. Thanks to the team at Mobile Mini for making several trips. Thanks to Jack Masloff, Leigh Capshaw, Steve Heon andContinue reading “New 40-foot Storage Container for Track”

Volunteers Needed For Dogwood Meet May 1st and 2nd

The Dogwood Track Classic is bigger and better this year. On Friday evening May 1st, the SMR, DMR, and 2000mST will be run. Then on May 2nd, the main meet begins at 11:00 with teams coming from across the state. There will be a state of the art timing system with LIVE results shown on electronicContinue reading “Volunteers Needed For Dogwood Meet May 1st and 2nd”