WL-Salem squads claim top spots at own meet

It was a dramatic and satisfying night for West Liberty-Salem’s track and field teams on Friday at the Reliant Mechanical Tiger Invitational.


ABOVE:West Liberty-Salem’s Conner Karg competes in the boys 400-meter race at the Tiger Invitational Friday night at WL-Salem High School. FRONT PAGE PHOTO:Benjamin  Logan’s Aly Brose and WL-Salem’s Abigail Rabenstein compete in the girls 100 hurdles. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | AARON LaBATT)

WL-Salem’s boys and girls squads both won their home meet, earned local bragging rights and gained some momentum heading into their league meet.

The Tiger boys held on to edge Benjamin Logan 105-100 in a great team race that came down to the final event. Lehman Catholic came in third with 95 points, Bellefontaine was fourth with 71 points, Graham took fifth with 51 points, Greenon was sixth with 41 points Botkins finished seventh with 31 points and Riverside was eighth with two points.

“Overall, I thought our team performed really well in some races tonight,” said WL-Salem boys head coach Joe Taylor. “In other races we underachieved. It was nice to see Kam Evans, Nikolas Yoder and Conner Karg set (personal bests) in individual events. We still have plenty to work on before the Ohio Heritage Conference finals on Thursday.”


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