CROTON — 4-for-4. That’s what the Fredericktown Freddies were aiming for at this weekend’s Mid-Buckeye Cross Country Championship at Hartford Fairgrounds. And 4-for-4 is exactly what they got.
“This was a lot of fun. We may have three teams going to State, if we run good enough,” Fredericktown cross country coach Denny Stevens said.
There was an anticipation in the air that could be felt throughout the day. As each race started, many eyes were trained on the Fredericktown runners. Would they break ahead early? Or would they make a break at some point in the middle of the race?
The correct answer is, they just dominated.
For the varsity men, it was Isaac Potes in first place as expected. His time was one second off a school record he set two years ago. But he wasn’t the only one with a great day. Fredericktown’s Sean Kennedy and Nick Gaumer, as well as East Knox’s Joey Montoya, had near personal bests as well.
“I was a little worried in the second mile, because I might have gone too hard at first,” Kennedy said
“At first, I was trying to keep up with Shaun and with Joey (Montoya), but after the first mile I realized that wasn’t happening. I couldn’t get to them, but I’m happy with fifth,” Gaumer said.
The varsity ladies dominated as well. Fredericktown’s Emily Roberts led the way.