Cross Country Competes At 42nd-Annual Paul Short Run

Oct. 2, 2015

Men's Brown Division Results
Women's Gold Division Results
Men's Open Results
Women's Open Results

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - On a chilly and rainy Friday afternoon, the Loyola University Maryland men's and women's cross country teams ran at the 42nd-annual Paul Short Run hosted by Lehigh University.

In the gold division, the women's team finished 32nd with 877 points, while the men raced in the brown division and took 33rd with 897 points.

"The athletes performed well today," head coach Amy Horst said. "In less than perfect conditions, racing strategies were smart and executed well. We've seen a lot of progress in the last few weeks and continue to improve as we look ahead to championship season."

The University of Guelph from Ontario, Canada, won the women's race with 105 points, while Cornell University finished second with 155 points and Johns Hopkins University finished third with 180 points.

Freshman Christina Daniels led the way for Loyola. The rookie took 148th with a time of 22:34. Junior Sarah Askine was close on her heels, finishing 156th in 22:37. Senior Erica Canas was the third Greyhound finisher, taking 165th with a 6K time of 22:42. Freshman Mary Sutton and sophomore Kendyl Fahmy were the final runners to contribute points to the team total, coming in 178th and 230th, respectively. Sutton clocked a final time of 22:46, while Fahmy crossed the finish line in 24:06.

Senior Sara Gilson (236th, 24:36) and freshman Courtney Wallace (238th, 24:53) also competed Friday afternoon.

On the men's side, junior Chris Regan finished 152nd with a time of 26:25. Six seconds later, sophomore Alex Saffadi crossed the finish line in 26:31, placing 163rd overall.

Junior Kevin Montgomery (173rd, 26:36), junior Brad Beard (200th, 26:58) and junior Michael Michon (209th, 27:05) were the final three Greyhounds to contribute to the team total.

Junior Tom Porth (214th, 27:07) and freshman Ben Hosford (231st, 27:24) also ran in the 8K brown division.

Shippensburg University took first in the men's brown division with 57 points, while Columbia University (81 points) and Haverford College (94 points) took second and third, respectively.

The Greyhounds return to action Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Princeton Invitational.