Absegami High School senior Katie Juniewicz won the girls Division 3A race at the Disney World Cross County Classic on Saturday in Orlando, Fla.

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The event had four divisions, and the 3A and 4A (largest schools) ran together. Juniewicz was fifth overall in the 3.1-mile race, but first in her division in 19 minutes, 59 seconds.

The course was slow and muddy, since there had been a big rainstorm Friday.

“I took it out pretty fast and was near the front,” said Juniewicz, 17, of Galloway Township. “I promised (coach Janet Hutchings) I would come in first. I was fifth in the race and didn’t realize I had won for my division. But when they announced it, I fell to my knees. I was overwhelmed.”

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