PA juniors Neely Spence and Carly Seymour \'relax\' their way to 1st & 3rd. Fellow junior Kacey Gibson was 12th, less than five seconds out of a spot. PA Girls are 2nd overall, placing five in the top 18.
Select Photos of PA athletes from both the Girls and the Boys Seeded Races, including awards and post-race
Results and coverage from NYC.
It was a rough day for three of PA\'s top runners. And it wasn\'t just the competition. A tweaked hamstring and two falls by three of PA\'s best limit our qualifiers in a very strong year.
The conditions were ripe for fast. Temps in the low 50\'s. Light breeze. Blazing late fall sun. Dry ground. And very talented girls. And boy (sorry, I mean girl), was it fast. 5:20 fast for the first mile. For some, it was foreign territory. And those athletes paid throughout the hills. For others who didn\'t quite keep up early, it was a blessing in disguise. When the leaves settled, Neely Spence had won, with Carly Seymour in 3rd. Kacey Gibson, Lara Crofford and Allison Sikora also made all-Northeast teams. In the boys race, it was a rough day for three of PA\'s top runners. And it wasn\'t just the competition. State AAA runner-up, senior Paul Springer of Unionville survived his brush with a school-assigned, ill-timed lifting session this past Monday to finish 9th and earn one of the coveted spots at Foot Locker Nationals. Vince McNally overcame a fall early in the race, and a brush with a Foot Locker announcer going by the finish line just after the start, to take 13th. And Boyertown senior Jason Weller took a spill in the woods, and never really had his legs under him. He would finish 23rd, also making the all-Northeast team. (Photo: Neely Spence closes in for the win (photo by John Nepolitan)
PA Frosh Boys/Girls - Soph Boys (No other races because I was doing interviews from the seeded races)
The first pass at the competitor\'s list for the 11/25 Foot Locker Northeast Regional has been posted at Elite Racing. This will be updated during the week.
Select Pix by Don Rich of PA athletes at the 11/25 Foot Locker Northeast Regional
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