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Ben Logan boys make it 5 CBC Mad River titles in a row

For the last four years Benjamin Logan’s boys track and field program left its mark as one of the best teams in the Central Buckeye Conference.

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ABOVE: LEFT: Indian Lake’s Caylee Wurster competes in 800 relay final during the Central Buckeye Conference championships Friday. The Lakers won the league title in the event. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Benjamin Logan’s Jeremy Brisson races toward the finish line during the boys 100-meter dash finals Friday at the Central Buckeye Conference meet at Ben Logan High School. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | AARON LaBATT)

Friday, the Raiders got to showcase their talents again with a fifth straight Mad River division title in front of their home crowd at Raider Stadium.

“I think this shows kids what hard work on a daily basis can accomplish,” said Ben Logan boys head coach Kevin Butler. “The way we started the year, I wasn’t so sure we could win again.

“To win our fifth CBC Mad River title in a row on our home track was special and something I think our seniors will remember for a long time.”

The Raiders continued their stranglehold on the Mad River division by winning with 80.5 points and finished third overall. What makes the win unique is the Raiders did not have a single individual champion.

“We had no individual champions, but were able to score in 14 of the 17 events and score multiple guys in six events,” said Butler. “I thought this was an all-around solid team effort.

“The dedication and effort these guys put in, though, made it possible and that’s what makes this special to me. Seeing them accomplish a goal that didn’t really seem very realistic two months ago was fun to watch.”

 

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