State cross country preview: Ravenswood girls heading to Ona while Curfman represents boys

Mark Martin
Special to Jackson Newspapers

It wouldn’t be a West Virginia High School State Cross Country Meet without the red and black of Ravenswood.

When the gun is fired Saturday, Oct. 30, to begin the Class A girls and boys races, the proud tradition of head coach Bryan Canterbury’s program will be well-represented.

In the AA-A girls competition, Canterbury’s full squad will be running the Chris Parsons Course at Cabell Midland High School in Ona.

“It’s great to have the girls qualify for a second straight year,” said Canterbury. “We are determined to compete as hard as we can at the state meet.”

Ravenswood finished second in the Class A Region IV Meet to earn that back-to-back trip to Ona — the home of cross country's best of the best each year.

Emily Wratchford led Ravenswood with a second place finish in a time of 21:35. Sami Maxon was seventh at 21:42 while Maci Mosser placed 10th by registered a clocking of 22:19.

By placing in the Top 10, the trio earned All-Regional honors.

Ravenswood’s entire team placed in the Top 20.

Hadliegh McGoskey was 12th in a time of 23:12 with Kadi Price right behind her in 13th with a time of 23:35. Kenzi Nesselroad crossed the finish line in a time of 24:04 to place 15th. Brooke Meadows was 16th with a recorded time of 24:26.

The Class A girls race is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. 

Cade Curfman earned a spot as an individual at the state meet in the Class A boys race with a sixth-place finish. Curfman turned in a time of 17:27.

“Cade ran a strong race,” said Canterbury.

Others running for the Red Devils in the Region IV Meet were: Logan Alfred (16th, 19:27), Wyatt Nickerson (20th, 19:45), Bailey Postlethwait (25th, 21:06), Blair Anderson (27th, 21:33), Michael McGraw (30th, 22:24) and David McGraw (32nd, 23:16). 

Curfman will be running at 3:15 on Saturday in the Class A competition. 

The day begins with Class AA girls at 9 a.m. followed by the boys at 9:45.

The Class AAA girls race is set to go at 11:45 a.m. with the boys following at 12:30.