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Photo courtesy University of Pennsylvania Former Delta standout track and cross country runners Cleo and Clarissa Whiting, (on right, numbers 903 and 902), are shown beginning a cross country run for the University of Pennsylvania. The twins are performin

The University of Pennsylvania women's cross country team split its squad for recent competition. Both turned in solid performances at both the Notre Dame and Paul Short Invitational Cross Country Meets in October.

Penn's contingent competing at the Notre Dame Blue Race included former Delta High School track and cross country stars, Cleo and Clarissa Whiting.

Ashley Montgomery paced the Quakers with an 11th-place finish out of 174 runners. Montgomery's 5k time was 16:50.

The next two finishers for Penn were Cleo Whiting, who finished 29th with a time of 17:10 and Clarissa Whiting, who posted a time of 17:30.2 to finish 58th.

On Saturday, Oct. 17, the University of Pennsylvania women's cross country team earned the team title at the Princeton Invitational.

In earning the team title, Penn finished with 71 points, which was 11 better than the nearest competition in a field of 24 teams.

Montgomery was, again, the top Penn runner with a fourth-place finish with a time of 21:02.6. The Whitings, Cleo and Clarissa, finished back-to-back at eighth and ninth place respectively. Cleo's time was 21:23.5 while Clarissa had a time of 21:26.1.

The Quakers were scheduled to return to the Princeton course on Oct. 30 for the Ivy League Championships.

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