* Angelina Perez won the Seasonal Opener Invitational
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Angelina Perez, Lakeland Regional (NJ)
Perez has only competed in two cross country seasons and she has already shown so much growth.
The New Jersey native won six of her seven meets this season -- and also placed second overall at the Team Nationals Virtual Championships. She also broke 17 minutes for the first time for 5K in her career at the Big North - Division C Batch in October, winning the meet in 16:56 -- it was one of two performances udner 17 minutes on the season; the other was at the Virtual Championships when she ran 16:39.00.
Perez also defended her NJSIAA Sectionals - 1 North at Garret Mountain in Woodland Park, New Jersey. This season, she dropped a minute off her time and crossed the line in 17:31.
Year-over-year, Perez showed just over a minute's improvement in the 5K.