The West Liberty-Salem girls cross country team won its fourth consecutive DIII Southwest Regional title Saturday at Troy Stadium to qualify for next week's state meet.
This will be the fifth consecutive trip to state for the Big Orange, and tenth overall.
Team scores: 1st WLS 29, 2nd Fort Loramie 58, 3rd Anna 131, 4th Versailles 132, 5th Botkins 140, 6th Maderia 154, 7th Russia 205, 8th Cedarville 212, 9th Summit Country Day 214, 10th Seven Hills 271, 11th CHCA 300
Freshman Ashley Yoder led the Big Orange with her first ever career win in 19:09. Megan Adams placed 3rd 19:21, Katelyn Stapleton 5th 19:34, Madison Bahan 6th 19:38, Addison McAuley 14th 20:29, Claire Longshore 25th 21:06, and Taylor Kennedy 32nd 21:23.
This year's OHSAA State Cross Country meet will be held at the Fortress in Obetz. WLS will compete at 10:00 a.m.