Male track and field athlete of the year - Conner Karg, WL-Salem
West Liberty-Salem senior Conner Karg had a break out season with a stellar performance at the Division III state track and field meet to earn this year’s Examinermale track and field athlete of the year. Karg placed in three events at the state meet. As an individual, he was state runner-up in the 400 with a school-record time of 48.90. He anchored the 800 relay team, which placed fifth at the state meet, and he also anchored the 1,600 relay, which won a state championship with a school-record time of 3:19.53. (EXAMINER FILE PHOTO | AARON LABATT)
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Editor’s Note: All-area selections are based on the best times, distances and heights during the entire season as reported by head coaches.