Posted: October 1, 2005
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Lehigh hosted the 32nd running of the Paul Short Run on Saturday at the Goodman Course, and both Mountain Hawk genders posted solid showings on the day. The Lehigh men finished in a tie for tenth place, while the Brown and White women came in 17th place on the day. For the first time in recent memory, both a Lehigh male and female finished in the top-25, as senior Rob Hampson crossed in 20th place, and junior Jen Schappert crossed in the 24th spot. It marked the fourth straight season that Hampson has been the top finisher at this race.
Head coach Debbie Utesch was pleased with the way her Mountain Hawks ran on Saturday. “We had some incredibly fast times out there today. Both genders had outstanding days, and this should help propel our women into a regional ranking, while the men will remain regionally ranked.” Utesch continued, “We defeated some really quality teams today, both on the national level and regionally.”
Hampson finished in a time of 24:23.7, while other Lehigh men competing were junior Sean Swift (43), junior Brendan Glover (45), junior Victor Vientos (53), junior Steve Rosinski (137), senior Dave Merola (159) and senior Tyler Spencer (215). The overall champion was senior Ryan Sheehan of St. Francis (Pa.), crossing in a time of 23:52.6, while the Hoyas of Georgetown won their third straight Paul Short title, joining Penn State as the only school to ever “three-peat.” Rounding out the top ten were La Salle, Princeton, Auburn, Columbia, Army, Duquesne, Penn, Penn State, Lehigh and Villanova. For complete results of the men’s race, click here.
On the women’s side, Schappert raced across the finish line in a time of 21:18.1, and she was followed by teammates Andrea Luebbe (74), Sarah Seiler (121), Carolyn House (148), Shannon Alejandro (170), Jen Filiberto (202) and Katie McClernand (217).
The overall women’s champion was Elizabeth Maloy of Georgetown, as the sophomore finished in a time of 20:28.0. The top ten women’s teams were Columbia, Georgetown, Tennessee, Maryland, Cornell, Villanova, La Salle, Penn, Stony Brook and Bucknell.
In the boys high school race, Cumberland Valley took the title, and Craig Forys of Colts Neck was the individual champion. Bay Shore took the team crown on the girls side, and Aislinn Ryan of Warwick Valley crossed first in that race.
Lehigh returns to action on Saturday, October 15 when the Mountain Hawks travel to State College to compete in the Penn State Invitational. Action gets underway at 11:00 AM.
Women’s Collegiate Results, click here
Men’s Collegiate Results, click here
Women’s Open Results, click here
Men’s Open Results, click here
Girls High School Results, click here
Boys High School Results, click here
Girls High School JV Results, click here
Boys High School JV Results, click here