Friendship Christian's Nathan Mangrum

All-state distance man at FCS --

LEBANON -- Friendship Christian School distance runner Nathan Mangrum has signed scholarship papers to continue his athletic and academic career at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson.

The son of Jeff and Kolleen Mangrum, Nathan qualified for the TSSAA state cross country meet three consecutive years and earned a spot in the 2019 "Spring Fling" running the 3,200M.

As a youngster, Mangrum was a competitive swimmer, but picked up distance running in middle school.

A Division II All-State selection in cross country, he was the Salutatorian of Friendship's Class of 2020 and will compete in both cross country and track & field at FHU.

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