West Salem track

Mihaly Akpamgbo will try to repeat as 100m league champion.

Even with a young roster last year, West Salem’s track and field team still finished second in both the boys and girls standings at their district meet and brought a good amount of athletes to the 6A state meet. Now with many impact athletes returning, the Titans hope to continue to raise the bar as they embark on a new season.

“We had a pretty young team and were inexperienced in a lot of cases, especially in our sprinters,” said head coach Erich Herber. “And even our distance kids were a lot of juniors ... they hadn’t really been on the big stage yet. So getting to bring some kids to the state meet was a very valuable experience. We bring back a couple of state placers so that’s fantastic.”

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