The 50th Annual Ohio Caverns Max Evans Memorial Invitational is set for Saturday, September 24th, 2022. The day kicks off with the Big Orange Alumni 5K and Youth 1 Mile Run starting at 8:00 a.m. Both races are open to the public. Registration is at the link below. Race day registration is also available from 7:00-7:30 a.m.
After the Alumni Run you can support the state ranked Big Orange cross country teams.
8:40 a.m. High School Girls
9:20 a.m. High School Boys
10:00 a.m. Middle School Girls
10:30 a.m. Middle School Boys
After the races, we will be celebrating our Big Orange seniors, Owen Harrison, Michael Jones, Chandler McCafferty and Micah Smith. Finally, make a day of it with a tour of the Ohio Caverns. Go Big Orange!
Please join us for Born and Raced in West Liberty’s first virtual races! Our love-themed races take place the week of February 7th-February 14th which include a 5K and a One Mile Fun Run for younger runners. Walkers are also welcome to participate. All participants receive a race shirt (designs below), and the proceeds will benefit the West Liberty-Salem Track and Field program.
The 42nd annual BOSS Summer Run took place Saturday morning at Lions Park in West Liberty. The race is the longest running road race in Logan and Champaign counties and serves as a fundraiser for the West Liberty-Salem Big Orange cross country programs.
Ezekiel Longshore was the top finisher in the 1 Mile Fun Run, winning the race in 6:22.6. Also for the boys, Brandel Sullivan placed second in 6:29.11, and Zachary Carter placed third in 6:54.5.
Arianna Weaver was the top girl finisher in the 1 Mile Fun Run in 7:05.7. Raylea Henry placed second in 7:06.8, and Ellery Wygal placed third in 7:27.
West Liberty-Salem sophomore, Megan Adams was the top female finisher in the 5K setting a new course record in 17:57.7, while Dylan Lauck was the overall winner in 16:59.0.
Top Female 5K Finishers
2nd Grace Adams 18:58.8
3rd Addison McAuley 19:29.5
4th Katelyn Stapleton 19:32.4
5th Madison Bahan 20:01.3
6th Meghan Vogel 20:29.1
7th Mandilyn Weaver 21:04.2
8th Lydia Moell 21:23.1
9th Ashley Yoder 21:42.6
10th Taylor Kennedy 22:03.7
Top Male 5K Finishers
2nd Clayton Slemmons 17:33.4
3rd Thomas Lentz 17:47.1
4th Gavin Wilson 18:28.5
5th Aaron Scott 18:30.1
6th Tate Williamson 19:12.2
7th Blake Rhoades 19:12.5
8th Norant King 19:37.4
9th Mike Thomas 20:26.1
10th Ryan Henry 20:33.3
Thank you to our race sponsors!
Complete results are available at www.tigersrun.com
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.
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!
The half-marathon race features scenic, rolling countryside with one large steep hill. There is a $30 entry fee if you register online before December 24, 2017. All proceeds benefit the West Liberty Salem girls track and field team. Race day registration is $40. Race day registration will be held at Subway, just up the street from Marie's Candies.
Timing provided by www.finishtiming.com All runners will receive a race t-shirt.
Congratulations to the winners of the 19th Annual West Liberty Luminaria 5K on Friday, November 24th in downtown West Liberty...especially West Liberty-Salem cross country alum Aaron Scott!
Women's Winner: Summer Doty (22:42.1)
Men's Winner: Aaron Scott (16:34.9)
And thank you to everyone who participated in another fantastic West Liberty race and supported the West Liberty Business Association!
[2017 Luminaria Men's Results]
[2017 Luminaria Women's Results]