YOUTH TRACK AND FIELD

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Outdoor Practice Starts in April!

Starting in April, practices will be outdoors at Laidley Field.

Indoor Track and Field practices are held on Saturdays at the Kanawha City Community Center at 3511 Venable Avenue from 12 noon to 2 PM on Saturdays until then.   Please send in dues or new membership forms now for the Outdoor Season if your 2022-2023 Capital City Striders dues has not yet been paid.  Membership includes USATF and AAU membership, plus a Strider T-Shirt, insurance and entry fees for the Strider Invitational. Old uniforms items are available, and new ones may be purchased.  

Congratulations Lincoln Saunders!

Congratulations to Lincoln Saunders.  On the first day at the USATF Indoor Nationals, Lincoln earned All-American Honors with a 6th place put of 5.80m (19-0.5ft) in shot for boys age 9-10.

District Meets


The 2023 USATF District Meet will be held June 10, 2023 at Laidley Field.  The AAU District meet will be scheduled soon (possibly May 27 or June 24).

Outdoor Regional AAU Meet


The 2023 AAU Region 4 Championships will be held at Wittenberg University on June 29-July 2.  The flyer may be downloaded here.   

Congratulations  Striders!

Congratulations to Hannah Fisher (High School) and Cora Kozen (13-14 Girls) for their performances at the January 8 Blackwell meet in Springfield, Ohio.  Hannah placed first in both the 600 and the 800, with times of 1:52.22 and 2:43.01.  Cora placed 3rd in the 800 with a time of 2:47.00; 5th in the 600 with 2:03.63 and 14th in the 400 with 1:14.04.

CCS Athletes Dues for 2022-2023 Season

Striders who have not yet registered for the 2022-2023 Season, , please send in your dues.  USATF and AAU Memberships will be obtained for you by Coach Ferrell with part of your dues. You may mail it to: 

Coach William “Chip” Ferrell

PO Box 113

Institute, WV 25112-0113 

or call him and make arrangements to make it to him.  New members need to provide a copy of their birth certificate with the dues and membership form (CCS Registration Form).  

Congratulations Lincoln Saunders!

Congratulations to Lincoln Saunders, who participated in a variety of events at the Speed Ohio Indoor Invitational at Wittenberg University on December 17, 2022. For Boys 7-8, Lincoln placed 2nd in Shot Put  (21’ 11 3/4”); 3rd in Long Jump (10’ 8”); and 10th in the 60 (9.82).   


Congratulations to Maysen Fletcher who competed in the AAU Cross Country Championship on December 3, 2022 in Knoxville, TN.  Maysen won 3rd place of  150 in Girls 13-14 with a time of 14:53.87.  Congratulations to Bella Boggs and Maysen Fletcher who competed in the Champs Sports Cross Country Championship on November 26, 2022 in Charlotte, NC.  Bella got 2nd in the Girls Freshman group with a time of 19:16 for the 5K.  Maysen won first of 53 for the 11-12 girls 3K with a time of 10:43.1.




Maysen Fletchen won an All-American Award at the 2022 AAU Junior Olympics in Greensboro, NC (June 30-August 6).  She placed 6th in the 1500 with a time of 4:54.76.  Congratulations Maysen!

New Members are welcome for the 2023 Track and Field Season!

New Memberships are always accepted during the year. Membership forms may be downloaded here : CCS Registration Form. Do not forget to provide a copy of your birth certificate and your membership fee with your membership form.  Membership includes AAU membership (September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023) and USATF Membership (September 1, 2022 through December 31, 2023)

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Check our Results Pages for Results from 2019 and earlier years!

Striders In College

Our Striders in college are making us proud!  More information about Striders in College may be accessed from the Striders in College link in the menu at the left of each webpage (click here).

The Capital City Striders (CCS),

Located in Charleston, WV is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and a club member of the USA Track & Field (USATF) as well as the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) organizations. These organizations are the national governing bodies of track and field. As a result of being a member of USATF and AAU, the CCS is a competitive level club.

The intent of the program is to provide proper training for the events of track & field, to engage in competition with other USATF and AAU clubs locally, regionally & nationally, and to have fun. Athletes also gain valuable educational, social, and travel experiences, while developing confidence and respect for themselves and others.

Masters Athletes

Masters Athletes are welcome to join Capital City Striders and compete in Track and Field, Running, Long Distance Running, and/or Racewalking.  Information on opportunities for Masters may be found at

To donate to Capital City Striders, click here. 

Capital City Striders, Inc.

CEO: Coach William “Chip” Ferrell

501 C (3) Non Profit

PO Box 113

Institute, WV 25112-0113




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