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.
The West Liberty-Salem Big Orange Cross Country program hosted the 41st Annual BOSS Summer Run at Lions Park in West Liberty Saturday.
In the Men’s 5K race, TJ Lentz (pictures) was the overall champion in 17:15.6.
2nd Bryson Tipton 17:18.1
3rd Josiah Belzer 17:40.1
4th Mike Thomas 19:40.9
5th Collin Jordan 19:41.6
In the Women’s 5K race, WLS freshman, Megan Adams (pictured) was the overall champion with a course record time of 19:29.8
2nd Grace Adams 20:12.6
3rd Katelyn Stapleton 20:34.0
4th Madison Bahan 20:48.8
5th Danielle Widmark 21:27.6
In the Boys’ One Mile Fun Run Ayden Knox (pictured) was the overall champion in 6:48.1
2nd Zeke Longshore 7:10.3
3rd Adly Knox 7:11.9
4th Brock Henry 7:29.6
5th Brevin Louden 7:41.8
Arianna Weaver (pictured)was the girls’ champion in the One Mile Fun Run covering the course is 7:57.1
2nd Abriley Krabill 8:34.0
3rd Madison Whitehead 8:46.2
4th Haley Whitehead 8:50.0
5th Avery Brown 8:53.5
Thank you to our race sponsors, Reliant Mechanical Inc. and Big Orange Shoe Shop!
Complete results are available at www.tigersrun.com
Please come out and support the 1977 Big Orange state championship cross country team at its induction into the West Liberty-Salem Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday night (Feb. 9th) before the start of the varsity boys basketball game. Let’s fill the gym wearing our Big Orange gear. There will be a dessert reception following the game in the auxiliary gym.
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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!
Due to the extreme weather conditions forecasted for Monday, January 1st, we have decided to cancel the Liberty Half Marathon this year for the safety and welfare of our runners and our volunteers.
We will happily reimburse your entry fee. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address, and I will have checks sent out by the beginning of next week. If you would like to use your entry fee as a donation, (all proceeds of the race benefit the West Liberty-Salem Girls Track and Field program), I will send you a race shirt and a race medal. Again, send me your mailing address in a separate email.
We apologize for any inconvenience and plan on continuing this race in 2019. For more information on road races in the West Liberty, Ohio area in 2018, click here.
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]
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.
Congrats to the Big Orange middle school boys and girls cross country teams for capturing OHC titles this year!