Foot Locker Northeast: Spence-Seymour, 1 & 3; Springer, 9 (Captions Added) Nov 22, 2006

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)