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Tiger girls earn third straight OHC track and field title

It wasn’t a spotless performance, but West Liberty-Salem’s girls track and field team was able to capture its third consecutive Ohio Heritage Conference championship Thursday in Jamestown.

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ABOVE: West Liberty-Salem’s Morgan Freyhof competes in the girls 200-meter preliminary race Monday in Jamestown. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: West Liberty-Salem’s Taylor Cordell competes in the boys 110 hurdles preliminary race. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | AARON LaBATT)

“It certainly wasn’t pretty, but the girls grinded it out for the win,” said WL-Salem girls head coach Ann Vogel. “We didn’t execute well and we were very sloppy at times, but I’m proud of the girls for not giving up and bringing another track and field conference title home for West Liberty-Salem.”

The Tigers won with 122 points. Northeastern edged Greeneview 105-103 for runner-up honors, while Cedarville was fourth with 62 points. Triad finished eighth with 10 points.

WL-Salem’s boys had to settle for OHC runner-up this spring as Cedarville beat them out 143-131.5. Mechanicsburg slipped past Greeneview 66.5-66 to finish in third. The Cardinals were sixth with 23 points.

“We are obviously disappointed we couldn’t come up with the team title,” said WL-Salem boys head coach Joe Taylor. “Individually, we had a lot of personal records set tonight, which is what you want to see in the league meet at the end of the year.

“Looking toward the postseason, I know we still have potential to drop a lot of time and better our marks. The guys are excited for the district meet next week.”

 

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