Evans places third at state meet


West Liberty-Salem’s Kam Evans races in the 300-meter hurdles preliminaries on Friday, at the state Division III track and field championships. Evans finished third in the event’s finals on Saturday.

West Liberty-Salem’s Morgan Freyhof competes in the 200-meter dash during Friday’s preliminaries. Freyhof finished 7th in the 100-meter dash on Saturday.

COLUMBUS – West Liberty-Salem senior track standout Kam Evans finished his career at Jesse Owens Stadium on Saturday morning in the 300 hurdles final of the Division III state meet. Evans finished in 3rd place with a time of 39.70 seconds. Chad Zallow of Warren JFK won the event (39.06), and Caleb Moore of Shenandoah High School was second (39.57). Evans finishes his track career with a 1st, 3rd and 5th place medal from the state meet (2014 and 2015 season). Evans finished in first place 25 times and scored 381 points for the WL-S track team during the 2015 season.

“Kam ran a solid race in (Saturday’s) final against stiff competition. Headed down the last 100M of the race, he was in first place before struggling over 2 of the final hurdles,” said WL-S Coach Joe Taylor. “Third place is a great achievement, and Coach Larry Steider and I are very proud of how Kam ran in the state meet. Kam has been a key component of our team for the past 2 seasons and we will definitely be looking for our underclassmen to step up and fill his role.”

Also for WL-S at state, Morgan Freyhof placed seventh in the 100-meter dash in 12.67.