FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP – Danielle Leavitt brings the attitude of an unproven runner to every championship cross country race.

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The Lacey Township High School junior easily won her second straight South Jersey Group III title this morning. Leavitt ran the 3.1-mile course at Delsea Regional in 18 minutes, 23 seconds. Marie Schiffhauer of Seneca finished second in 18:47.

Leavitt emerged as one of the state’s top runners last season.

Leavitt’s performance highlighted a standout meet by local athletes. The top-10 individuals and top-5 teams in each enrollment group qualify for the state group championships to be held Saturday (Nov. 17) at Holmdel Park (Monmouth County). The Pleasantville and Ocean City boys and the Ocean City and Buena Regional girls were among the local teams to qualify for Holmdel. Louis Corgliano of Hammonton and Matt Nelson of Barnegat topped the local individual qualifers.

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