From the Running Times:
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Shippensburg State frosh Neely Spence won the women's junior race, which isn't that much of a surprise. What was surprising is that, although she had a slight lead after 1 2K lap of the 6K race, at 4K she had been joined by Ashley Brasovan. Brasovan was the 2007 Foot Locker cross country champion. Over the last 7 minutes of running, however, Spence powered away to a 14-second victory, 20:43 to 20:57. Next year Spence will have to run in the open women's race, but Spence dynasty fans need not fear--Neely's 15-year-old sister, Reynah, also contested today's race.