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TIGERS PREP FOR STATE

Senior girls set for their final run

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West Liberty-Salem’s girls cross country team trained in the snowy weather conditions Tuesday at the Ohio Caverns to prepare the Division III state meet on Saturday at National Trail Raceway. This will be the Tiger girls fourth state meet appearance. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT)

After three previous races at the Division III state cross country meet, there is only one finish West Liberty-Salem’s girls will be satisfied with for its final race — first.

Powered by a talented senior group, the Tigers have finished fifth in 2009, fourth in 2010 and third last season.

“Their goal is to win state this time,” said WL-Salem head coach Ann Vogel. “That has been their goal since they were in middle school. It takes a lot of courage to publicly say that that is your goal because the chances of doing that are so small.”

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