Gashaw Duhamel, an Oak Ridge resident who ran cross country for the Wildcats in the fall, has been signed by the University of Tennessee in Knoxville to run for the Volunteers, and he finished second on Friday in the boys’ state championship 3,200-meter run.
Duhamel attends Tennessee School for the Deaf in Knoxville. He’s reported to be the first athlete from Tennessee School for the Deaf to earn a Division I scholarship.
He finished second on Friday in the boys 3,200-meter run in the Class A-AA state track and field championship meet in Murfreesboro. Duhamel also finished second in the Class A-AA East Section Finals on May 19 at Christian Academy of Knoxville. The top runner in the 3,200-meter race at both meets was Johnathan Chavez, a Knoxville Catholic senior.
Duhamel was the top runner for the Wildcats at the state cross country meet in Nashville in the fall, finishing 10th in the 5,000-meter, or 5k, race. Oak Ridge was the state runner-up in the Division I Class AAA boys race at that meet.
See the Class A-AA boys state track and field results from Friday here.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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