B-U’s Shreve wins Big 10 Conference Championship; team earns runner-up honors

CLARKSBURG – Buckhannon-Upshur’s Samantha Shreve is a champion after winning the Big 10 Conference title at the conference championship meet last Thursday at Robert C. Byrd high school.

Shreve won the conference title easily with a time of 20:44.09, a good 25 seconds ahead of runner-up Taylor Hess of North Marion (21:11.50).

Shreve defeated 71 other runners and is currently the top runner in Class AAA according to the RunWV power rankings.

For her efforts, she was named First Team All-Conference.

“Samantha was able to capture her first conference title in dominant fashion,” stated Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Taylor Stacy. “She has now earned all-conference honors all three years of running.”

Shreve helped the Lady Bucs to a second-place finish out of nine teams with 95 points.

Preston won the team title with 32 points while Elkins was third behind the Lady Bucs with 98 points.

B-U’s Mia Sappey had a top 20 finish to earn Second Team honors with a time of 23:05.62.

The rest of the B-U line-up were Angelina Winter in 27th (23:05.62), Anya Morehead in 28th (24:19.72), Mallory Moss in 34th (24:53.72) and Pressley Bowers in 41st (25:31.88).

“The conference meet was a really good time for our team.” stated Stacy. “Next week brings on regionals where we hope to earn some spots for states.”

The Lady Bucs will run in the Region I Championships on Thursday in Wheeling.

The results:


  1. Preston 32; 2. Buckhannon-Upshur 95; 3. Elkins 98; 4. East Fairmont 108; 5. Fairmont Senior 144; 6. Bridgeport 150; 7. Grafton 163; 8. Robert C. Byrd 164; 9. North Marion 178 (Lincoln, Liberty, Lewis County and Philip Barbour did not field complete teams).


Samantha Shreve (Buckhannon-Upshur) – 20:44.09.

Taylor Hess (North Marion) – 21:11.50.

Julia Angiulli (Liberty) – 21:21.38.

Ella White (Preston) – 21:29.09.

Hallie Simmons (Preston) – 21:37.28.


Samantha Shreve (1st) – 20:44.09.

Mia Sappey (17th) – 23:05.62.

Angelina Winter (27th) – 24:10.38.

Anya Morehead (28th) – 24:19.72.

Mallory Moss (34th) – 24:53.72.

Pressley Bowers (41st) – 25:31.88.

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