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York races to win at Freeman Invite

Friday, September 28, 2012

Prior to the girls' running of the Freeman Invitational on Tuesday, the runners line up and receive starting instructions.
(Photo courtesy of Rita Mitchell)
BELL BUCKLE -- Webb's Jessica York posted the fastest time in the girls' running of the John Freeman Invitational meet on Tuesday afternoon at The Webb School.

Hayden Cliche paced the Feet in the boys' race, claiming fourth overall with an 18:37.

Angel Carillo, of Shelbyville Central took third in the girls race, with teammate Aster Wosena taking fourth.

Shelbyville Central speedster Gibron Escalona, took the win in the boys' race.

Team play

In team competition, Brentwood Academy posted the lowest scores in the girls' side of the competition to take the win, with Cannon County taking second and Shelbyville claiming third.

"It was a great race, and our team's hard work is really beginning to show in the race results," said Daiva Berzinskas, Webb head coach. "We had a really great showing in both girl and boy runners. I am very happy with how our team did.

Largest meet

"This was the largest meet we've ever hosted here at Webb and one of the fastest races that we've run as a team resulting in some personal bests for both our runners and our school." She added, "Our spectacular course really spotlights us as a great racing environment. Thank you to the Freeman family and all of those who helped out and came out to give their support."

In memory

The John Freeman Invitational Cross Country Meet is named in honor of a Webb student who was killed in an automobile/train accident in 2003.

John Freeman's mother, Patsy Freeman, attended the meet and helped present medals. She also expressed appreciation for those participating and attending the event.