Talented Tigers ready to chase more hardware

The big stage is where West Liberty-Salem’s track and field program likes to perform.


West Liberty-Salem’s Kam Evans races to keep his team in first place in the boys 1,600 relay Saturday at the Division III district track and field meet. Both WL-Salem’s boys and girls teams have several athletes competing in the regional meet this week in Troy. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT)

As the postseason gets deeper, the stage gets bigger and the Tigers are looking for their best races yet at the Division III regional meet in Troy.

WL-Salem’s boys and girls squads compete today and Friday in Troy for a chance to reach the state meet next week in Columbus. Action begins today with field events at 4 p.m. and track events at 5 p.m. The meet concludes Friday at 5 p.m.

“WL-Salem has a great tradition of success in running sports,” said first-year boys head coach Joe Taylor. “I think that helps draw some of the school’s best athletes to join the track team each year. (In the postseason) the athletes have really stepped up their effort, intensity and focus in practice and the meets. That is because of the precedence that has been set.”


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