The difference between the Elizabeth Forward or McKeesport girls finishing as undefeated Section 2-AAA champions Tuesday came down to a photo finish.
The Lady Tigers’ Niava Price edged the Lady Warriors’ Corinne Lee-Hauser by .4 seconds for fourth place. The difference led to a 28-30 win by McKeesport for the title.
Makaila Wade finished first in 21 minutes, 42 seconds ahead of her sister Macayle. Thomas Jefferson’s Lydia Shaw placed third in 21:51.
Price’s finish guaranteed victory against the Lady Warriors, needing only Amanda Varga (11, 24:56) and Madison Kwiecinski (13, 25:53) to cross the finish line.
Corinne Lee-Hauser led an EF rush to the finish line after finishing in 22:14.9.
Bailey McLaughlin (23:05), Sophia Lee-Hauser (23:19), Hannah Hebda (23:29), Sara Moriss (24:18), and Natasha Trainor (24:23) rounded out the top-10 finishers.