West Liberty-Salem wins state championship in 4x800 relay

Tigers start weekend strong in pursuit of team state title

West Liberty-Salem won the first event of the state track and field championship on Friday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

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The team of junior Grace Adams, sophomores Madison Bahan and Katelyn Stapleton and freshman Megan Adams finished first in 9 minutes, 19.8 seconds. It’s a new school record.

“It’s the best feeling ever,” Grace Adams said. “It’s what I’ve worked for all season, since I was in middle school. It’s good that hard work paid off.”

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Minster finished second in 9:30.63 after beating West Liberty-Salem in the regional championship. A week ago, Minster won the race in Troy in in 9:20.59, and the Tigers finished second in 9:22.22. Minster won the race at state in 2018 in 9:18.41.

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