Select Pix by Don Rich of PA athletes at the 11/25 Foot Locker Northeast Regional
PA Frosh Boys/Girls - Soph Boys (No other races because I was doing interviews from the seeded races)
Select Photos of PA athletes from both the Girls and the Boys Seeded Races, including awards and post-race
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.
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.
Results and coverage from NYC.
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)
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.