Sara Loew of Cumberland Regional and now a freshman at Camden County College in Blackwood rolled to a huge win at the NJCAA Region 19 Division 3 women’s cross country championships.
Loew ran 21:06 to beat second-place Pitman graduate Lyndsay Boyd of Gloucester County College via Pitman by 275 meters over the 5,000-meter course at White Clay Creek State Park in New Castle County, Delaware.
Loew, the Cumberland County Meet runner-up last fall, had never won a major individual title in high school.
Camden County College won the team title 30-54 over Bergen County College of Paramus.
Camden County placed its five scorers in the top 15 (and top 11 for scoring purposes). Also racing for the Cougars were Autumn Baldini of Triton, Betzabel A. Delos Santos Trinidad of Collingswood, Nicole Mattern of Highland and Emily Santana of Cherry Hill West, who placed 4th, 6th, 8th and 11th.
Rowan College Gloucester County placed third with 75 points, led by Boyd.
Next for Loew and the Cougars is the NJCAA Division 3 national championships at Holyoke Community College in Westfield, Conn., on Nov. 10.