Spartans over Surf at Lehigh Valley Spectacular show

by Bill Thorpe, DCW staff

2002 Lehigh Valley Knights (Allentown, PA)
Photo by David Rice

July 14, 2002 — Easton, PA . . . The Spartans once again bested a field of six corps to take a second day of division II/III competitions.

Fresh off a win the night before in Reading, PA, the Spartans from Nashua, NH, took first place over Jersey Surf and increased their lead from 3.8 points to a 5.5 point spread…

The Spartans swept all the captions, winning by 3.1 points in general effect, 1.4 in visual and 0.95 in the music caption total.

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