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Tigers earn another trip to state cross country meet

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ABOVE: West Liberty-Salem’s Meghan Vogel nears the finish line on her way to winning the Division III girls regional race at Troy. Vogel won with a commanding time of 18:48.49 as the Tiger girls placed third for their fourth consecutive trip to the state meet. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: The West Liberty-Salem’s girls cross country team reacts after hearing it placed third at Saturday’s Division III regional race at Troy. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | AARON LABATT)

TROY — Qualifying to the state cross country meet is not an easy task, but West Liberty-Salem’s girls have made it look that way.

The Tigers earned their fourth consecutive state berth after placing third here Saturday in the Division III regional meet.

“The heart of this team is unbelievable,” said WL-Salem girls head coach Ann Vogel. “For them to make it to state meet four times is a testimony to their commitment to the sport and to each other. It can easily be said that these girls represent West Liberty-Salem with class.

“I am so proud of this team. When one girl is down another is there to pick her up. That has been contagious for us all season.”

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