Nazareth freshman Clare Ramsey won the Leyden Eagle cross country invitational by edging her teammate. According to High School Cube News:
Nazareth girls cross country coach Joe Wejman realizes that having a talented runner make varsity as a freshman is not unusual.
Still, freshman Clare Ramsey is a rare commodity.
“You don’t always get someone with her kind of maturity,” Wejman said. “She’s mature and confident, so I don’t have to do too much coaching or babysitting with her. Sometimes with freshmen, they’re talented but they’re a little bit lacking in mental strength. She has that.”
Ramsey, a Clarendon Hills resident, captured first place Saturday at the Leyden Eagle Invitational at Center Pointe Preserve in Northlake.
She finished the 5K race in 19 minutes, 54 seconds to beat teammate Colleen Cavanaugh (20:54), as the Roadrunners placed third behind Morton and Elmwood Park, respectively.
Nazareth competed without sophomore, Gianna Levato, who is the team’s No. 2 runner.