Courtesy of Foot Locker Cross Country
Neely Spence

Cross Country: Spence finishes fourth at nationals

Shippensburg’s Neely Spence finished in fourth place at Saturday’s Foot Locker Cross Country Championships, which were held at Balboa Park’s Morley Field in San Diego, CA.

Spence ran the 5-kilometer course in a time of 17:35 -- just 15 seconds behind winner Ashley Brasovan’s (West Palm Beach, FL) 17:20.

The fourth-place finish comes two weeks after Spence won the Northeast Regional Foot Locker event in VanCortland Park in Bronx, NY, to advance to the national championship.

The race caps off another successful season for Spence, who is homeschooled, but runs for Shippensburg Area High School in cross country and track.

The senior won her second straight PIAA Girls Cross Country Class AAA title on. Nov. 3, when she finished the Parkview Cross Country Course at Hershey in a time of 18:15.