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State meet offers memorable experience for Tiger boys

HEBRON — West Liberty-Salem’s boys cross country team achieved more than they had hoped for this season.

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West Liberty-Salem’s Aaron Scott competes in the boys Division III state meet on Saturday at National Trail Raceway in Hebron. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT)

Defying the odds and racing its best when it mattered earned the Tigers a place here Saturday at the Division III state meet at National Trail Raceway.

The Tigers came away with a 16th-place finish. They were making their first back-to-back state meet appearances since the 1995-96 seasons.

“I told the guys that the journey here and the fact the seniors were able to make back-to-back trips to the state meet was well worth the trip here, despite the finish,” said WL-Salem boys head coach Mike Louden. “I also told them that there were 160 other Division III schools that would have given anything just for the opportunity that they had to compete in the state meet on the biggest stage.”

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