Capital City Striders

                  Youth Track and Field


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Two Capital City Striders competed on February 9 in Columbus, OH in the Ohio State High School Indoor Qualifier #4.  Bruce Williams placed 4th in the 60 m dash with a time of 7.17.  Trevor Carson placed 6th in the 800 m run with a time of 2:04.95, and 7th in the 1600 m run with a time of 4:36.12.  Congratulations to both!

Three Capital City Striders competed in The VA Showcase Presented By The US Air Force at Liberty University Indoor Track Complex in Lynchburg, VA on January 18-20.  On Sunday in the AAU finals, Baylee Adkins (Girls 17-18) won gold for the 800 with a time of 2:19.62, and placed eighth in the 400 with a time of 1:01.18.  Shannon Adkins (Girls 12) won gold in the 1500 (5:28.01) and bronze in the 800 (2:43.31).  Trevor Carson (Boys 17-18) was 7th in the 1500 (4:23.33) and 9th for the 800 (2:05.53).  Please congratulate these three striders when you see them!

We are now in our 2019 track season.  Some have already paid their Capital City Striders dues, which covers AAU and USATF memberships. If you have not paid and your memberships expired in 2018, please pay your dues so that we may renew all track and field members as soon as possible.

Indoor training season continues at the Kanawha City Recreation Center every Saturday at 12 noon to 2 p.m.  Student athletes should practice in loose fitting shorts and top.  Please bring or wear some sort of warm up such as sweat suits or jackets.  If there are any questions, please contact Coach Ferrell at

Capital City Strider Officers and Coaches are posted here

AAU and USATF Cross Country results from the November 10 competitions at Coonskin are here (AAU) and here (USATF). 

Please enroll your Kroger Plus card in the Kroger Community Reward program assigning it to the Capital City Striders.  Click here for more information.

There are always opportunities for parents to assist with work parties, officiating, organizing, and preparation for events.  Please volunteer some of your time to help us out.  Call Coach Ferrell if you would like to volunteer, or if you have questions or concerns.


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 top of each webpage.

Trevor Carson won the All American Award at the National AAU Championship Meet in Knoxville, Tennessee on December 1, 2018 (shown on the right, receiving his 8th place award in the top picture for the mens 17-18 5K with a time of 18:52.37).  Also participating in the National Championships were Edward and Lucas Passmore (boy’s 7-8, 2K), Jeremy Siders (men’s 13-14, 4K),  and Kenna Abshire (women’s 11-12, 3K).  Results from the meet may be downloaded from CoachO here or are here.

Luke Nichols tied for 6th with 3 others nationally for 17-18 year old 2018 Youth Outdoors High jump for 2018 with a height of 6’10.75” on Rankings.  He was #1 for Region 5. 

Coach Ferrell receiving the AAU Leadership Award!

Capital City Striders has established an ongoing partnership with the West Virginia Beverage Association. Through this grant and this ongoing partnership with the West Virginia Beverage Association, we will be able to reach more young student athletes and hopefully continue our longstanding tradition of positively impacting our community for many years ahead.

Capital City Striders Check Presentation

All Strider coaches and volunteers need to go to and renew their memberships and apply for a current Background check. 

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.

Capital City Striders Pictures are here.

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Check our Winners Page for Results from 2017 and earlier years!

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        Into this world we came

            And we came without a choice,

        Our ancestors built this land

            And even then they had a voice.

        But before they died they planted seeds,

            From each seed grew a child,

        A beautiful child indeed.

        Through time the cycle continued

            “Seeds” were planted year after year,

        With the sweat and love of our parents

            And certainly not without their tears.

        Those children are our future

            And they’ll open each door a little wider,

        The ones you see before you now

            Are the very proud Capital City Striders.

        As each one crosses a finish line

            They win more than just a race,

        They win a chance to let it be known

            That they’re here to take their place.

        Hey you Capital City Striders

            Though you may think each race is fun,

        You’ve got a lot more work to do

            Before the real race is won.

        The main event is with yourself

            Because parents can only do so much,

        And they won’t always be around

            For you to just reach out and touch.

        Whatever you do in life try to win

            But if you don’t, hold your head with pride,

        Because no one can call you a quitter

            And we’ll love you because you tried.

        Tackle life with ambition

            And make the doors open wider,

        On the field be a team

            Because you are the Capital City Striders.

        Always try your hardest

            And never hold yourselves back,

       Remember it’s good to be a winner,

            So in your minds be just that.

                        A STRIDER!

Capital City Striders, Inc.

Director:  Coach William “Chip” Ferrell

501 C (3) Non Profit

P O Box 1243

Charleston, WV 25325


PO Box 113

Institute, WV 25112



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