Webb's York wins at John Freeman Invitational; Cliche is fourth
Posted September 26, 2012
Jessica York, of Normandy, posted a 22.02 time to claim the girls' race in the John Freeman Invitational Cross Country Meet on Sept. 25 at The Webb School. Hayden Cliche, of Murfreesboro, placed fourth in the boys' division with 18:37. Both are Webb seniors. Webb's Paige Schoonover, of Clarksville, and Evan Aliquo, of Murfreesboro, who each placed seventh, joined the seniors. Schoonover is a sophomore, and Aliquo, a junior.
The Top 10 girls and the high schools they represented were: Jessica York-Webb; Elva Magana- Cannon County; Angel Carillo-Shelbyville; Ivy Donley-Forrest; Bri Melton-Warren County; Aster Wosena-Shelbyville; Paige Schoonover-Webb; Ali Smith-Brentwood Academy; Madison Reynolds-Brentwood Academy; and Macy Clements-Cannon County. The Top 10 boys were: Gibron Escalona-Shelbyville; Eric Shull-Franklin County; Blade Campbell-Warren County; Hayden Cliche-Webb; Logan Stockton-Franklin County; Marshall McReynolds-Cannon County; Evan Aliquo-Webb; Jacob Pigg-Fayetteville; Tommy Oliver-St. Andrews-Sewanee; and Jorge Garcia-Shelbyville.
The Webb School boys’ cross-country team was seventh in the competition the school hosts each fall, and the girls' team placed fourth. Only teams of five or more runners were eligible for the team ranking. A total of 14 schools and 185 runners participated in the meet.
Brentwood Academy won the girls' meet. Cannon County was second, Shelbyville placed third, and Warren County rounded out the top five. In the boys' meet, Cannon County led the rankings followed by Shelbyville, Warren County, St. Andrews-Sewanee and Forrest High School. Other high schools participating included Fayetteville, Franklin County, Grundy County, Spring Hill, Community, Cascade, Fayetteville and Lancaster Christian.
"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. 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."
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.