Created on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 Written by AARON LaBATT
An overwhelming dose of orange swept the Logan County cross country meet Tuesday as both West Liberty-Salem squads took home the county titles in convincing fashion at Triad High School.
FRONT PAGE PHOTO: West Liberty-Salem’s Alex Adams, left, and Aaron Scott race toward the finish line Thursday in the Logan County cross country meet at Triad High School. ABOVE: From the left, WL-Salem’s Shawnda Henault, Alyssa Strickland and Jasmine Smith and Riverside’s Ella Jackson compete in the girls race.
There was little suspense in the girls team race as WL-Salem, who finished third at the Division III state meet last season, claimed several of the top spots. The Tigers had the top four finishes and placed five runners in the top seven.
“We talked about running as a team and had goals for each mile mark,” said WL-Salem girls head coach Ann Vogel. “The girls stuck to their game plan.”
Senior standout Meghan Vogel won the girls race in 19:40, which was more than a minute faster than the rest of the field.
WL-Salem won the Logan County meet with 16 points, Bellefontaine was second with 53 points, Indian Lake took fourth with 66 points and Benjamin Logan was fourth with 98 points.
The Tiger boys also gave an impressive showing by claiming the top four finishers. They also competed at the Division III state meet last season.
Seniors Alex Adams and Aaron Scott were side-by-side at the finish line, with Adams edging his teammate for first 17:59-18:00.
From the left, Bellefontaine’s Cale Sterling, Dyllan Laber and Bob Vermillion compete in the Logan County cross country meet Thursday at Triad. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | AARON LaBATT)
“It was one of the early season goals to win our third straight Logan County Meet title and the guys did it in pretty convincing fashion,” said WL-Salem boys head coach Mike Louden.
WL-Salem topped the boys field with 22 points, Bellefontaine took second with 35 points, Ben Logan finished third with 100 points, Indian Lake was fourth with 103 points and Triad was fifth with 137 points.
The next wave of orange came in with WL-Salem’s Jasmine Smith in second (20:58), Shawnda Henault in third (21:00), Alyssa Strickland in fourth (21:11) and Sarah Williams in seventh (22:50).
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