What better way to end your senior season than with a gold medal and a big meet championship? Lauren Freeland did just that on Saturday at the Midwest Meet of Champions that was hosted this year at her soon to be running home–Michigan State University. The senior distance running star ran as a part of Team Michigan where the best athletes from Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan compete against each other.
Lauren wore her Team Michigan uniform as a part of the 1600-meter run. Amidst other champions, Lauren ran mid-pack for much of the race and worked her way up to the lead pack. With a lap to go, Lauren passed the leaders and pulled away for the win! Her time was 4:53, and in this picture, you can see it wasn’t really close.
MileSplit took this picture of the 1600m champion immediately after her win.