DCIAA Track and Field City Championships: Dunbar doubles up
Dunbar’s London Freeland lurked behind a pack of Wilson runners heading into the final lap of the 1,600 meter Thursday. She hadn’t lost an event all afternoon — and though she gave off the appearance that she was lagging in the final race of her grueling day at the DCIAA Track and Field City Championships, it turned out to be just an illusion.
Her legs visibly shaking, Freeland turned the after-burners on and rallied to win her fourth gold medal to help lift the Crimson Tide girls to an overall title at Spingarn High School.
“I was just running my race, running my pace, staying with them . . . making sure they didn’t get too far,” Freeland said. “I have enough stamina that I know that I can use my speed at the end and just finish.”
The Crimson Tide boys also won convincingly Thursday, led by multiple wins from sprinter Michael Smith and a commanding victory in the 4x400 meter relay. Wilson and H.D. Woodson tied for second in the boys’ competition, while the Tiger girls swept both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays to finish just 15 points shy of Dunbar after the dust had settled in Northeast Washington.
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