(ABCNEWS.GO) — Long lost sisters Jordan Dickerson and Robin Jeter had lived in the same city for 17 years, but they never crossed paths until their high schools faced off at a Washington DC track meet.

The two teens began to suspect they had more than sports in common when Dickerson’ teammates at Woodrow Wilson High School noticed that a rival runner from Friendship Collegiate Academy bore a striking resemblance to their friend.

“Everyone was saying, ‘It’s your twin, look at your twin over there!'” Dickerson’s mother, Patrice Dickerson, told ABC News of the chance encounter. “They were freaked out by how much they resembled each other.”

“We were just scoping each other out,” Jordan Dickerson told ABC News. “I was trying to look for her [at the track meet] to see how much she looked like me.”

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