West Liberty-Salem Relay Team Punches Ticket to State


The West Liberty-Salem girls 4×800 relay team punched its ticket to the OHSAA State Championships placing third at the DIII Southwest Regional Meet at Troy Stadium Wednesday evening.

The team of Malia Miller, Addison McAuley, Ashley Yoder and Mallory Bostick ran a season best 9:44.21.

The top four placers in each event qualify for next week’s state meet at Welcome Stadium.

The Tigers are currently sitting in sixth place in the team standings.

Claire Longshore set a new school record in the 100 Meter Hurdles (16.13) to qualify for Friday’s finals.

Also qualifying for Friday’s finals:

  • Delaney Jones 100 Meter Dash (12.15)
  • Chloe Griffith 100 Meter Dash (12.78)
  • 4×200 Meter Relay-Tori Douthwaite, Mallory Bostick, Claire Longshore, Gwen McCullough (1:48.54)

The meet was postponed after the 4×200 relay because of the weather.

The rest of the races will be run as finals on Friday.

Lyndee Harrison finished 14th in Shot Put (30’1.25) and Sophia Hardwick finished 9th in the 100 Meter Hurdles (16.56)

Friday’s finals will start with field events at 5:00 p.m. and running events at 6:30 p.m.