Several area teams competed in track meets recently.
The West Liberty-Salem boys track team competed in its first invitational of the 2014 season on Saturday at the Versailles Invitational.
WL-S placed 3rd out of 12 teams in the black division with 71 points.
Conner Karg (after sprinting 2,000 meters on the day with prelims and finals) led the Tigers with two first place finishes in the 200M Dash (23.5) and 400M Dash (52.13). Karg also ran on the fourth place 4 x 2 team and anchored the third place 1600M relay
Taylor Cordell placed second in the 110H (15.55) and was a member of the second place 4 x 1 relay team, and third place 4 x 4 relay.
Senior Kelvin Shank was a member of all three relay teams and also placed fourth in the 200M dash.
Sophomore Joey Adams led the distance athletes with a sixth place finish in the 1600M Run (4:50.4) and a fourth place finish in the 3200M Run (10:35.7).
West Liberty-Salem competes in a League Meet at home Tuesday, April 8th at 4:30 p.m.
Full results are as follows:
2nd Place 4 x 1 Relay
Brandon Wolfe, Taylor Cordell, Kelvin Shank, Kam Evans
3rd Place 4 x 4 Relay
Kam Evans, Taylor Cordell, Kelvin Shank, Conner Karg
4th Place 4 x 2 Relay
Nikolas Yoder, Conner Karg, Brandon Wolfe, Kelvin Shank
2nd Place, Taylor Cordell
4th Place, Kam Evans
7th Place, Taylor Cordell
8th Place, Kam Evans
1st Place, Conner Karg
4th Place, Kelvin Shank
1st Place, Conner Karg
6th Place, Joey Adams
4th Place, Joey Adams
8th Place, Alex Steiner
8th Place, Brandon Wolfe
The Benjamin Logan girls’ track team was also in action, competing in the 12-team Red Raider Relays at London High School on Saturday.
The Raiders had a good early season showing by finishing fourth with 60 total points. First place went to Northeastern, followed by Bexley, and then Bishop Ready. The ladies placed in every event at the meet.
Finishing first for the Raiders were the high jump duo of Alex Thompson and Coreen Crosby with a combined jump of 9 feet 8 inches. The shuttle hurdle team of Aly Brose, Coreen Crosby, Tayler Rose, and Hailey Lockwood finished first, just missing the meet record.
Finishing fifth for the Raiders were the 4x100 team of Lauren Oglesbee, Darien King, Alex Thompson, and Johnna Putt, the 4x200 team of Lauren Olgesbee, Alex Thompson, Coreen Crosby, and Aly Brose, and the sprint medley team of Hailey Lockwood, Taylor Hammond, Betsy King, and Johnna Putt.
The Lady Raiders will compete in a home tri-meet on Tuesday starting at 4:30.
In middle school track, the Bellefontaine Middle School hosted the Jr. Chieftain Relays Friday night.
The girls team finished third and boys fourth of eight teams.
The team of Dreona Hughes, Hara Brown, Lilli Levan, and Zoe Price won the sprint relay, Kenzie Haley and Shelby Fogan combined to win the shot put, and Emily Mitchell teamed with Dreona Hughes to win the high jump relay.
On the boys side, Evan Smith combined with Jacob Karg to finish second in shot put and Carson Whetsel, Trayce Walker, Issaih Taylor, and Dezmin Lyburtus finished second in the shuttle hurdles.
The team travels to Urbana for a quad meet on Tuesday.