YOUTH TRACK AND FIELD

Congratulations to Dianna Goodman!

Congratulations to Capital City Strider Dianna Goodman who placed 5th in the Women 17-18 Division of Pole Vault in Humble, TX on August 7 at the 2021 AAU National Championships.  She vaulted 3.65m  (11’-11.75”).  She previously placed 4th in the 

2021 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships held July 26-August 1 in Jacksonville FL,  vaulting 3.70 meters (12’ 01.50“)!  Capital City Striders are very proud of her!  



MEMBERSHIP Renewals are due September 1 for athletes planning to participate in 2022!  See information below.

Volunteers Needed September 4 

CCS Athletes and families are needed as volunteers for  the Charleston Distance Run on Saturday, September 4 (race starts at 7:30 am).  Contact or (304) 552-5306 or (304) 766-9478 if you can help.

Congratulations Capital City Striders

Congratulations to all Capital City Striders for a very successful 2020-2021 Track and Field season!  We encourage membership renewal by September 1, and look forward to the Cross Country Season starting in October, followed by Indoor Track and Field practice in December.

MEMBERSHIP Renewals are due September 1 for athletes planning to participate in 2022!

New Memberships are being accepted and active Capital City Striders please renew your membership before September 1. Please encourage your friends join and submit their dues for the 2021-2022 season.  Membership includes AAU membership (September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022) and USATF Membership (September 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022).  Fall Cross Country Practice will begin in October, and dates and locations will be posted before then.  All Striders are welcome to practice and work out with the Cross Country practices, even if they normally only do shorter distances or field events.  Indoor track and field practice normally starts in December on Saturdays.  Our CCS Fiscal Year is the same as that for AAU:  September 1 through August 31 of the following year.  The USATF fiscal year is January 1 through December 31, so your 2021-2022 Membership dues ($100 per athlete) includes AAU membership for our fiscal year but an extended USATF membership.

Better Communication Methods


In an effort to improve communications with Capital City Strider athletes and their parents, we are adding a new method for communication, in addition to emails, web posts and Facebook posts.  This will allow us to send out updated and urgent messages for Capital City Striders as text messages, which are more likely to be seen right away.  

Please text your phone number which can receive text messages to Barbara Warren at 3047674802 with your names and ages, if athletes.  Parents and guardians please identify yourselves by name and provide the names and ages of your athletes.  THANK YOU for helping to improve our Capital City Strider Communications!

Pictures of Capital City Striders Practices

Although most T&F events for 2020 were cancelled, pictures from our 2020 Indoor Saturday practices are in the Photos 2020 tab to the left in the Menu, including our practice of 2/22/2020.

New Facebook Address

The new Capital City Striders Facebook address is (CapitalCityStridersWV).  Anyone who joins the group may contribute information or pictures.  Type this into your browser or click on the Facebook blue logo below the menu on any page of this website to access this new site.  Please contribute pictures, posts or other appropriate contributions to assist communication among members of Capital City Striders.  The old CCS FB page is still up as well at 

Capital City Striders Pictures are here.

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

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




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Dianna is shown signing to go to Marshall University.  Pictures are taken by Melissa Perella.t Check our Pole Vaulting Page for more pictures of Dianna.Su