The day before Albany’s 38th annual Freihofer’s Run for Women, elite runner and 3-time USA team member Brianne Nelson visited Green Meadow Elementary School. She spoke to students in grades 2-5, including the Green Meadow and Bell Top Running Clubs.
Nelson gave the young runners tips on nutrition, how to train and race strategies. The following day, Nelson won the Freihofer’s Race for Women 5K with a time of 15:46.
After the national race, members of the Green Meadow and Bell Top Running Clubs participated in the 3K Junior Race. Green Meadow’s Carter Norton, Elle Hutton and Alex Swinnie all earned 1st place medals for their age groups. Bell Top’s Cameron Mingle placed fifth place overall and Seana Weerakoon placed first in her age group.
|Carter Norton||Green Meadow||11:34||1st in 10-11 Boys||2nd|
|Cameron Mingle||Bell Top||12:24||3rd in 10-11 Boys||5th|
|Alex Swinnie||Green Meadow||12:41||1st in U9 Boys||6th|
|Seana Weerakoon||Bell Top||13:37||1st in 10-11 Girls||15th|
|Elle Hutton||Green Meadow||13:52||1st in U9 Girls||18th|