Wilson Central record-setting distance runner signs with CU

Staff Reports • Feb 23, 2017 at 9:02 PM

Cumberland cross country coach Jim Seckel announced the signing of Wilson Central product Joel Barlow to scholarship papers this week for the 2017-18 academic year.

Barlow is the second signee for the Phoenix for next season.

The Lebanon native is a four-year cross country and track letter winner at Wilson Central High School for coaches Scott Fanning and Gary Perry. He placed ninth individually at this past year’s TSSAA Cross Country State Championships, helping the Wildcats to a runner-up team finish at the event.

WCHS won region championships during his sophomore and senior campaigns and Barlow also holds the Wilson County record in the 3200-meters in 9:17. He is the son of Tim and Teresa Barlow.

Barlow joins Tim Vanjohnson Jr. (Powder Springs, Ga.) in this year’s recruiting class.

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