Capital City Striders

                  Youth Track and Field


The Middle School and High School seasons are now in the books and it is time to focus on preparation for the summer season.  We are extremely proud of all our Student athletes who have completed the scholastic season and welcome them to report back to practice as soon as possible. May practice dates at Laidley Field at 6:00 PM are the 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 30th, and 31st.  Sign-ups are never closed and we welcome new members throughout the year.


There will be a parent meeting on Wednesday the 24th at 6:30 PM.  Please show up for some important information and dialog.

Sign-ups are never closed and we welcome new members throughout the year.  The Schedule of meets for 2017 has been updated (Schedule 2017).  The student athletes should practice in loose fitting shorts and tops and cross training shoes. Please bring or wear some sort of warm up such as sweat suits or jackets when it is cool. When the weather is not suitable to practice on the field, the team will practice under the North stands.

Membership fee for 2017 is $50.00 per athlete or $100.00 per family for (Outdoor/Cross Country).  The membership includes individual memberships in USATF and AAU, plus a Strider T-Shirt, insurance and entry fees for the Strider Invitational in June.


The Strider Invitational will be June 9 & 10 and we hope all will be participating as we host our friends from the surrounding states. The WV District AAU Regional qualifier is June 11 at Laidley Field and we intend to participate in AAU National Qualifier June 29th – July 2nd in Lima Ohio. We will also participate in the USATF WV Association meet June 17h leading to the USAFF Region 5 qualifier at Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio July 7, 8 & 9th.  The June 17 USATF West Virginia Association Junior Olympic Track & Field

Championships Information may be found here.


There will be many opportunities for parents to assist with work parties, officiating, organizing, and other event preparation, please volunteer some of your time to help us out.  Please call me or e-mail me if you have questions or concerns.See you soon! 


The outdoor 2017 schedule is posted here.  

Our Striders in college are making us proud! 

Will Walker

Emily Godwin

Results from the November 5 Cross Country meet and National Qualifier are here

Carly Hinkle of the Capital City Striders brings home the gold! The Capital City Striders youth track & field club had six members competing in USA & AAU National Championships in this Olympic year. Carly Hinkle, the first to compete, won the Gold Medal in the Women 17-18 High Jump clearing 5’ 8.75” on her first attempt in Sacramento California Wednesday.  Also competing in Sacramento will be high jumpers Luke Nichols and Shawn Arthur while Striders at the AAU Championships in Houston Texas will be Diane Goodman in 13-14 Pole Vault, Laurel Miller in 17-18 High Jump, and Malcolm Fletcher in 15-16 100m and 200m. All have reached their personal bests in summer competition.  Congratulations to Strider Dianne Goodman earning a fifth place medal in the 14 year old girls pole vault at the AAU National Championships in Houston Texas. 


Tristan Slater made the 2016 MileSplit All-American Boys Team which is presented by New Balance. Six athletes from each track and field event are recognized and named to the team each year. Add that to the WV Track and Field Gatorade Player of the Year, Third Place and All-American at New Balance Nationals, and fourth WV State Championship title, and it’s been a pretty great season so far! Tristan proceeds to the Canadian National Championships and World Junior Championships in Poland!  He couldn’t have done any of it without Capital High School and the Capital City Striders. Thanks you guys!


The Striders had some stellar performances at the AAU Regional and qualified 24 individuals for the AAU National Championships in Houston, TX.  Complete results are available at this link:

(click on calendar, then to get to results, under June, choose

30-07/03 AAU Region 04 Qualifier at Lima OH (AAU) Lima Stadium 101 Calumet Ave Lima OH”

Results from The CCS Invitational June 10-11 are posted here.

The USATF has made us move the registration of the USATF 2016 JOTF Meet (Association Championships at Laidley Field in Charleston, WV) on June 18 to  Information on this meet may be found here


POLE VAULTING PAGE may be found here.

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.

Check out Paul Gilmer’s Press Releases here

Check our Winners Page for Results from 2016 and earlier years!

Click link for important information on how to register for
AAU membership:

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Charleston, WV 25325

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