Freeby wins Bearcat 5K
SALEM Willamette University junior Michaela Freeby placed first in the Womens Cardinal 5-kilometer race at the 39th Annual Charles Bowles Invitational, held recently at Bushs Pasture Park.
The Rex Putnam High School graduate was clocked at 17:30.15, as she helped Willamette women finish third in an 18-team field. The Bearcats scored 119, finishing back of Alaska Anchorage (34) and Seattle Pacific (94).
Freeby crossed the finish line more than 12 seconds in front of the runner-up, Joyce Kipchumba of Alaska Anchorage. There were 190 runners in the womens field.