Lehigh competes at 37th annual Brooks Paul Short Run
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Lehigh hosted the 37th-annual Brooks-Paul Short Run on Friday at the Goodman Campus and came away with a 24th-place finish out of 41 teams in the women's Gold 6K race. Battling the rain and running on a sloppy course, junior Katherine Pierce led Lehigh’s women with a 38th-place finish overall with a time of 21:22.
"Our goal was to finish in the top 25, so we feel good about that," women's coach Debbie Utesch said. "The way we did it was not as I expected, though. I think we were coming out of a tough training cycle with three races in the last three weeks so we were not on fresh legs. We were solid but there is room for improvement."
Georgetown captured the women’s team title with 34 points as all seven Hoyas finished in the top 20 individually. Virginia finished second, followed by James Madison, Cornell and Columbia.
In addition to Pierce, freshman Jessica Kendzor turned in an impressive performance, finishing in 110th place with a time of 22:17. Also competing were senior Andrea Mascaro (160 – 22:47), freshman Hannah Pierce (166 – 22:48), senior Kaitlin Grimm (178 – 22:55), junior Carolyn Morse (211 – 23:15) and junior Megan Hetzel (214 – 23:19).
"Our freshmen have been a surprising gem for us," Utesch said. "We recruited Jessica Kendzor as an 800-meter specialist, but she's been a tremendous secret weapon for us. Throw in Hannah Pierce and Katie Howley and they give us a consistent top-seven presence."
Georgetown junior Emily Infeld took top honors in the women’s 6K Gold race, finishing in 20:04, six seconds faster than Colgate’s Elise DeRoo. Alison Parris of James Madison finished third.
In the women’s 6K Brown race, Rutgers totaled 118 points to take first place, followed by Princeton (161) and Loyola (176). Millersville's Elicia Anderson took top honors with a time of 21:03. The women’s 6K White race went to Kristina Koutsouros of West Chester with a time of 22:04. Swarthmore College took the women’s team title in the White race with 92 points.
In the girls' high school Brown race Pennsbury took the team title with 121 points, with Sara Sargent taking individual honors with a time of 17:43. Bethesda-Chevy Chase won the girls' White race with Penn Charter’s Catie Skinner taking top honors.
Stephanie Welte from Saint Basil Academy won the girl's JV race with a time of 21:45.
Complete results from the Lehigh Brooks Paul Short Run are available via the links below.