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pe­ti­tors are dif­fer­ent. So we’re pretty ex­cited. You know it’s gonna be tough go­ing against North Penn. They had some good peo­ple com­ing back. But we’re a much dif­fer­ent team than we were last year. You beat North Penn, it’s a big deal to us.”

Gordon has been a splendid ad­di­tion — she ran as a fresh­man but played soc­cer the past two sea­sons in the fall. She also stands out

on the bas­ket­ball court and runs in the spring for Pen­nridge.

“She ran in­door track last year and was spec­tac­u­lar, and then un­for­tu­nately we didn’t get a chance to run in the spring,” Smith said. “She is 100 per­cent in.” FAST START » Lera-Lozano pulled away in the boys race, cross­ing first with the top time of the day, 16:19.

“He is so smooth,” Rams coach Terry Per­mar said.

Said Lera-Lozano of the ter­rain: “The North Penn kids re­ally pushed me in the be­gin­ning. It’s a nice course, flat. But there are a lot of paved parts, so our team pretty much didn’t wear spikes — ei­ther spikes with plugs with them or just sneak­ers.”

PACK AT­TACK » The Knight boys’ pack was al­most im­pos­si­ble to crack, led by Gavin Zanck.

NP took five straight spots from sec­ond to sixth.

“Nice to get to see them get back out there,” Knights coach Mike Werner said. “Not a bad start. We had a fairly tight pack.

“It was a hot day, cer­tainly the hottest day we’ve had all sea­son. These kids were so ex­cited to race today, es­pe­cially af­ter not hav­ing a spring sea­son. It could have been 150 de­grees today and they would have been happy to be rac­ing.”

Girls Cross Coun­try

1. Ash­ley Gordon (P) 19:41; 2. Jaime Diedel (NP) 21:07; 3. Nora Rit­ting (P) 21:14; 4. Maria Lera-Lozano (P) 21:24; 5. Rachael Storm (NP) 21:41; 6. Meghan Gam­bogi (NP) 21:44; 7. Me­gan Ly­sek-Hagy (P) 22:06; 8. Ken­dall Posey (P) 22:14; 9. Laura Liebiger (NP) 22:41; 10. Ju­lia Shin (NP) 22:53.

Boys Cross Coun­try 1. Diego Lera-Lozano (P) 16:19; 2. Gavin Zanck (NP) 17:08; 3. Karl Schaf­stel­lar (NP) 17:08; 4. Ian Kelly (NP) 17:09; 5. Colin Fisher (NP) 17:26; 6. Sean Fisher (NP) 17:37; 7. Ter­ence Grenda (P) 17:52; 8. Jack Shive (NP) 18:01; 9. Ma­son Nyce (P) 18:08; 10. Ryan Martin (P) 18:10.

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