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Freeby wins Bearcat 5K

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SALEM — Willamette University junior Michaela Freeby placed first in the Women’s Cardinal 5-kilometer race at the 39th Annual Charles Bowles Invitational, held recently at Bush’s 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 women’s field.