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Zilles inducted in Ohio track and cross country Hall of Fame

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EARL ZILLES

Former WL-Salem star won five individual state titles

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Earl Zilles won state cross country titles in 1978 and 1979 at West Liberty-Salem. He also won the 1,600 and 3,200 at the state track meet in 1979 and the 3,200-meter run in 1980. Zilles was inducted into the Ohio Track and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame on Friday. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

The most accomplished runner in West Liberty-Salem history earned himself a spot among Ohio’s elite Friday.

Earl Zilles was inducted into the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame during a banquet in Columbus.

“It’s a big honor,” said Zilles. “When you go back and look at the list of people in there, starting with Jesse Owens, it is just a huge honor.”

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