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2009-07-23 / Sports

LC Express Track Team Sends Reps to Regional Qualifiers Meet

Whitney Willrich of Lexington threw the Shot Put in the Regionals Qualifies Meet held in Round Rock last week. She placed third in the event, earning her a Bronze Medal. Whitney Willrich of Lexington threw the Shot Put in the Regionals Qualifies Meet held in Round Rock last week. She placed third in the event, earning her a Bronze Medal. Several members of the LC Express Track Club attended the Regionals Qualifier Meet held in Round Rock on July 16 and 17. Two of those competitors are a brother/sister "team" from Lexington. Gregory, Jr. and Whitney Willrich each competed in several events. Gregory took 1st place in the 4x800 meter relay, along with teammates Trent Mangold, Theodor Wolridge and Carlos Salazar.

Gregory also finished 4th with the 4x400 relay team and was 6th overall in the 800 meter dash. His sister, Whitney, competed in the 100 meter dash, and she took third in the Shot Put and Second in the Discuss. Whitney brought home a bronze and silver medal for her performances.

Gregory and Whitney are the son and daughter of Gregory, Sr. and Hope Willrich of Lexington.

Gregory Willrich, Jr. (right) is seen with LC Express teammate Earnest Patterson. Gregory Willrich, Jr. (right) is seen with LC Express teammate Earnest Patterson.

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