Posted: October 2, 2009
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The 36th annual Brooks Paul Short Run is underway on the Goodman Campus and the Lehigh women finished in 30th place while the men placed 32nd. Sophomore Katherine Pierce was the top finisher on the women’s side as she crossed in 21:31 to place 49th while for the men, junior Steve Sample crossed in 76th place in a time of 24:26. The women’s team champion was West Virginia, while Indiana University claimed the top spot in the men’s race with all five Hoosiers placing in the top-20 individually.
Other runners for Lehigh on the women’s side included Andrea Mascaro who crossed in 135th place with a time of 22:16, Alexis Weiner (167, 22:34), Kaitlin Grimm (181, 22:40), Dana Stellar (218, 23:02), Megan Hetzel (244, 23:26) and Samantha Anderson (252, 23:37). The Mountain Hawks’ men’s lineup included Evan Flach (144, 25:16), Doug Ridyard (170, 25:26), Evans Kosgei (191, 25:32) and Andrew Jervis (213, 25:39)
Individually, Neely Spence of Shippensburg crossed first on the women’s side in a time of 19:58, while Ryan Hill finished first in the men’s race as the member of North Carolina State’s squad finished in 23:40.
In the men’s brown race, Wayne State totaled 184 points to claim first place with Ricky Flynn of Lynchburg College earning the individual championship as he crossed in a time of 24:43. In the women’s brown race, Kutztown University finished in first place with a score of 111 and Tina Yi of Edinboro crossed first individually with a time of 21:05. The men’s white race saw Mary Washington claim the team title with 116 points, while in the men’s JV race Dan Giza took the top spot as he crossed in 24:54 and Maria Elana Calle won the JV women’s race in a time of 20:48.
In the high school boy's brown race, Cumberland Valley took the team title with 117 points. Vince Perozzi of Perkiomen Valley won the indivdual title as he crossed the finished line in a time of 15:33. In the girl's brown race Emmaus took home the team title for the second consecutive year with a score of 170 points. Aisling Cuffe from Cornwall won the individual title with a time of 17:06 which is three seconds off the course record.
In the high school boy's white race, West Allegheny (147) narrowly edged out West Chester East (155) by eight points to claim the team title. Kevin Zych from Westhill high school crossed the line first indivdually with a time of 16:05. The Hershey high school girl's took the team title in the white race with a total of 206 points. Gianna Frontera from Newburgh Free Academy finished first overall with a time of 18:53.
In the boy's high school JV race Mark Leitch from Lower Merion finished in first with a time of 17:43. Hillary Siegall from Northwest won the girl's JV race with a time of 20:58.
Complete results of the day's races are available via the links above.
Highlights from the 36th Annual Brooks Paul Short Run