FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown Freddies boys performed as expected, while the Freddies girls lived up to their billing in Tuesday’s 2010 Fredericktown Invitational at the Kokosing North Fork Dam.
Senior Isaac Potes (15:56) and freshman Emily Roberts (18:42) both of Fredericktown, took first place for the boys and girls, respectively.
The Freddies boys (102) finished second to Liberty Union (71) as a team. Mount Vernon (122) was third and Centerburg (157) was fourth.
“I had no idea what today was going to be like,” said Potes. “It was cooler, but I like it. I felt a little asthmatic today, but maybe it was just the air.”
The Freddies girls (146) finished fourth as a team behind first place Mount Vernon (61), Crestview (87) and River Valley (88).
“Everyone did really great,” said Roberts who had to pass several runners before making her way to the front. “The home course really helped. It was a lot cooler. Going uphill, it felt really good. Going downhill was a little scary. It felt like we were going to slip.”
The meet, which has gotten a reputation for chilly, windy weather on a tough, muddy course, showed a softer, gentler side on Tuesday afternoon.
“The course was nice. I’m glad it finally rained,” said Potes. “We needed the rain. The course was hard and it softened up a lot. It takes the strain off a lot. We practice here, so when it’s good today, it’s good every day.”