All photos courtesy of Scott Davis
The MS Big Orange Cross Country teams competed at the Max Evans Invitational hosted at the Ohio Caverns Saturday.
The boys finished 2nd out of 9 teams. The team was led by Andrew Kimball's 3rd place finish in a time of 11:47. There were 75 runners.
Other finishers for the Big Orange MS Boys were:
Ryan Henry was 6th 12:05
Owen Harrison 23rd 13:06
Joey Laroche 24th 13:08
Owen Garmin-King 35th 13:40
Philip Marr 47th 14:12
Sam Lauck 54th14:54
Mason Barger 61st, 15:41
The girls were 1st place out of 9 teams.
The team was led by Ashley Yoder and Taylor Kennedy who finished 2nd (12:40), and 3rd place (12:50) respectively. There were 74 runners.
Other finishers for the Big Orange MS Girls were:
Lilly Weaver 5th 13:30
Maggie Davis 8th 13:40
Makenzie Bahan 26th 14:52
Lily Smith 29th 15:02
The teams will compete next Saturday at the Buck Creek Invitational.
The race kicks off the 46th Annual Ohio Caverns Max Evans Memorial Cross Country Invitational. This year’s meet features 19 teams, including our own state ranked Big Orange boys and girls teams and state ranked Columbus Grove boys and girls teams.
8:30 a.m. Big Orange Alumni 5K
9:00 a.m. High School Boys
9:30 a.m. High School Girls
10:00 a.m. Middle School Boys
10:30 a.m. Middle School Girls
11:00 a.m. Awards and Senior Recognition
Special thanks to Eric Evans and the Ohio Caverns for hosting our meet!
The 2018 Kiwanis Logan County Cross Country Championships were held at Benjamin Logan Tuesday, August 28.
Runners from Bellefontaine, Benjamin Logan, Indian Lake, Riverside, Triad, and West Liberty-Salem competed. West Liberty-Salem took home Logan County titles in the High School Boys & Girls races, as well as the Middle School Boys & Girls races.
All of us at Born and Raced in West Liberty would like to thank our community, businesses, volunteers, friends and family for the love and support they've shared with our West Liberty runners in 2017.
From road races, track and cross country meets, All-Ohioans, to our Big Orange youth running program, West Liberty is truly a running community. Here are some of 2017's best photos of our runners. May 2018 bring you health, happiness, and miles and miles of good running!
Directions to the meet: Address 2650 National Road SW, Hebron, Ohio. Do not use GPS and follow the instructions given by the OHSAA to avoid traffic backup. Spectators traveling from the West on I-70 should exit at Exit 122 State Route 158 N. then turn right on State Route 40.
Spectators can avoid lines and purchase mobile tickets in advance via theTIK TAP app. When you arrive at the meet be sure to have your mobile ticket open in the TIK TAK app and the gate worker will do the rest. Visit www.ohsaa.org and click the Cross Country link for details.
As per OHSAA guidelines, no pets, recreational vehicles, drones, pets or balls, frisbees, etc. are permitted at National Trail Speedway.
The Big Orange girls cross country team is STATE BOUND again! WL-S won the DIII Southwest Regional Championships Saturday at Troy Memorial Stadium. The Big Orange was led by senior Reghan Bieleski who finished 2nd overall. This will be Reghan's 4th state meet appearance. She joins Big Orange alumni Amy Wallace McDaniel, Shawnda Henault, Savanna Shipp, Jasmine Smith, Jordan Smith, Alyssa Strickland and Meghan Vogel as the only Big Orange female athletes to do so in the program's history.
This year's state meet berth is the 7th in the Big Orange girls program's history (2000, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016). It's the most state appearances of any girls athletic program at West Liberty-Salem.
The Big Orange will race at 11:00 a.m. this Saturday at National Trail Speedway in Hebron, Ohio. Please come out and support these hard-working student athletes!
Complete results of the DIII Troy Regional are posted on www.finishtiming.com. Info on the State Cross Country Championships is below and HERE.
The WL-S Big Orange Girls Cross Country team earned DIII District Champion honors Saturday placing 1st, earning the program's 21st Regional berth in the last 23 years.
The Big Orange boys also qualified for the Regional meet, placing 7th.
Complete results from the SW Cedarville District meet are posted on www.finishtiming.com.
The SW Regional Meet will be held Saturday, October 28th at Troy Memorial Stadium. The Big Orange girls will race at 11:00 a.m. and the boys at 1:30 p.m. Admission to the meet is $7. Please come out and support the WL-S teams! We also invite any community members to join the Big Orange athletes and family at their annual tailgate celebration. Please bring a crock pot of soup or chili to share.
Big Orange seniors Reghan, Taylor, Abby, Isaac and Nick at their last home meet (pictured). Thanks to Sherry Barger for setting up our awards stage and organizing our Senior Day recognition. Thanks to all the Big Orange parents who volunteered their time to make our meet a success, and also thanks to the Ohio Caverns owners and staff for allowing us to call their beautiful park our home course for almost 50 years. To find out more visit www.ohiocaverns.com