Lowell’s Johnny Abraham edges Peabody’s Drew Fossa in Div. 1 cross-country invitational

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WRENTHAM — Although Johnny Abraham and Drew Fossa attend different schools with competing cross country teams, the two are friends who pushed each other to finish first and second during the Division 1 race at the MSTCA Frank Kelley Invitational Saturday. It was a close race between Lowell senior Abraham and Peabody senior Fossa, but Abraham managed to break away during the last 100 meters, finishing only two seconds ahead of Fossa in 15:52.

“I tried to hold back for the first half of the race, and I felt fairly comfortable,” Abraham said. “I was hurting during the last half mile, but then I found a little left in me in the last 400 meters or so.”

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