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Willette finishes fourth at regional

Rockdale’s Dax Willette (far left) placed fourth at the South Regional cross country race in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Rockdale’s Dax Willette (far left) placed fourth at the South Regional cross country race in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dax Willette continued his remarkable freshman season recently. The first-year cross country runner at Rockdale finished fourth in the Footlocker South Regional freshman race November 30 at McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Willette ran in a season-best 16:14, which was just two seconds behind third-place Alec Schrank of Winchester, Virginia and only nine seconds back of individual champion Sean Parker of Jasper, Georgia.

Willette was coming off a fantastic freshman season at Rockdale that culminated with a dominant run to win the Region 2-AAAAAA title and a 37th-place finish at the Class AAAAAA meet in Carrollton. Another Rockdale freshman, Sulaimane Bangura, finished 52nd in Charlotte, running in a season-best 17:34.