Men win the title; women place seventh at Gulden
Posted: October 1, 2004
Lewisburg, PA – Lehigh headed west on Friday afternoon to the Gulden Invitational and in the end, it was the Mountain Hawk men coming out on top, defeating nine other schools for the title.
Lehigh scored 48 points on the day to defeat Army, Lock Haven, Bucknell, and Wayne State in the top-five. On the women’s side, sophomore Jen Schappert continued her brilliant season as she ran to a fourth place finish helping Lehigh to a seventh place finish out of 11 schools.
For the Lehigh men, sophomore Victor Vientos was the top finisher as he crossed the finish line in a time of 25:34.78 placing him in fifth place, while Sean Swift and Rob Hampson were right behind him in sixth and seventh place respectively. Other top-25 finishers for Lehigh were Alex Hudgins (14), Mark Swanson (16), Brendan Glover (19) and Dave Merola (25). The overall individual winner was Ryan Blood of Lock Haven who crossed the finish line in a time of 25:13.23.
On the women’s side, Schappert was the only Lehigh female to finish in the top-25, while Carolyn House came in 26th place with a time of 23:57.75. The overall team winner was Navy with 60 points, while Bucknell, Wayne State, Lafayette and Indiana (PA) rounded out the top-five. The overall individual winner was Mindy Sawtelle who finished in a time of 22:19.81.
Lehigh returns to action on October 16, when the Mountain Hawks travel to Happy Valley to run in the Penn State Invite.