Nevada's Freeman places 84th in 3A boys' race at state cross country meet

Joe Randleman
Ames Tribune
Owen Freeman

Nevada junior Owen Freeman competed in the Class 3A boys' race at the state cross country meet Friday at Kennedy Park in Fort Dodge.

Freeman placed 84th in 3A. He clocked in at 17 minutes, 55.27 second in his first appearance at the state meet.

"I felt like it went pretty good," Freeman said. "It wasn't a PR, but I'm not too concerned about that. Running at state is awesome and I'm honored to be with all of these amazing runners."

Freeman is hoping to return to state as a senior in 2022. He wants to bring his teammates with him.

"Running at state is awesome," Freeman said. "I'm super-proud of everyone in Nevada cross country and I'm honored to come to state and be with all of these amazing runners. I think the team could definitely qualify for state next year. We're not losing any varsity seniors, so our team is just going to get better and better."

Dallas Center-Grimes senior Aidan Ramsey won the 3A boys' race in 15:36.08. That helped the Mustangs just edge out Marion, 60 points to 62, for the 3A boys' team championship.