For the second week in a row, the girls of Easton, behind an 800 runner in her first season in cross country, beat a team with a great program. No, make that several teams with great programs. Last week, they beat Allentown Central Catholic at the Northampton Invitational. At Centaur, on the tough course at DeSales University, they outlasted 2000 AAA state champ, 2004 runner-up Parkland by ten; 2002 AAA runner-up Governor Mifflin by 23; 2002-2003 AAA state champs Hatboro-Horsham by 61; and 2004 AA state champs Dallas by 85. Chanelle Price, who had two runner-ups herself in track championships in her specialty, has simply gone out and won her first two invitationals, this one in 19:22. Brandywine's Anna Brousell was 2nd at 20:01, with Parkland #1 Erin Roberts in ten seconds later. The thing to watch in the future is if Governor Mifflin can close the gap between #4 and #5. They placed four girls from 11th through 15th places.
In the boys race, Parkland appears to have a team to contend, beating a very strong Hatboro-Horsham squad 99 to 134, with Salesianum 3rd and Council Rock North 4th. Parkland was led by Ryan Ritter, 7th in 16:50, and Tim Stepp, 10th in 17:05. Isaac Dunkelberger of Tamaqua won the race in 16:06, while Easton's Colin Brett was two seconds back.