The Rebels took first place in four events and finished fourth out of 12 teams.
Freeman won the 100-meter hurdles in a personal-best time of 14.96 seconds and anchored the winning 4x100 and 4x200.
“Yeah, but (the 300 hurdles) is my favorite,” said Freeman, who was the runner-up in that event in 45.25. “It just means I have to work harder.”
She teamed with Elizsha Streeter, Milan Fields and Kiona Mency to win the 4x100 (49.71), after teaming with Fields, Paige Flemings and Mency to win the 4x200 (1:45.14).
Mency was a surprise winner in the 100, taking the title in 12.35 seconds.
“I’m very surprised, trust me, very surprised,” Mency said. “After having a kid, it’s not easy to come back. It’s a great accomplishment.”
Mency, a senior, didn’t compete last spring because she was pregnant. On Wednesday, 10 months to the day after her son Jalen was born, she was a champion.
“He’s my motivator to keep going, to make sure I get things done,” Mency said.
Streeter also held her own in the sprints, placing second in the 200 (26.14), third in the 100 (12.52) and fourth in the 400 (1:00.44).
The lone boys champion from Washington County was North’s Reggie Moody, who overcame shin splints to win the boys triple jump at 42 feet, 3 inches.
“I didn’t practice all week,” Moody said. “I’d been staying home icing them. But I’d say I’m finally recovered, at least 90 percent.
“It wasn’t my best jump today, but I’ll take it. At track meets in the future, I’ll come back stronger and harder.”
In the long jump, Moody placed third (20-2).
For the South boys, Isiaha Smith was the runner-up in the 100 (11.23), Edward Slater placed third in the shot put (48-8) and Andrew Volz was third in the discus (137-1). The Rebels also placed second in the 4x100 (44.48).
For the North girls, Larryl Jackson placed third in the long jump at 17-1 1/2.
North distance star Emily Ward, recovering from an illness, only competed in the 4x400.
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