Cross Country Takes Part in the Paul Short Run
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Lafayette men’s and women’s cross country team’s had strong showings this past Saturday at the Paul Short Run hosted by Lehigh. The men’s team came in 10th out of the 20 Division I teams in the Brown 8K, while the women’s side placed eighth in the field of 24 in the Brown 6K.
The men’s team was paced by senior Kelvin Serem, who clocked in with a time of 26:00.0 in the 8K, which placed him 114 in the field of 370. Matt Weintraub was the second Leopard to cross the finish line, posting a new personal record of 26:20.2. Junior David Sadvary was the next finisher for the Maroon and White, recording with a new PR of 26:28.8.
Rounding out the top four was Mark DiPaola, who joined in on the PR parade with a time of 26.43.2. The strong push by the group of upperclassmen helped the Leopards’ finish 10th finish with a total time of 2:12:45 and 312 points, and ahead of Patriot League foes Colgate and Loyola, who finished 13th and 17th, respectively.
In the women’s 6K, junior Emily Moore led the Leopards with a 23rd place finish and a time of 22:02.4 in the field of 365. Moore’s time amongst Division I schools was good for 16th. The junior set a new PR as well, shaving close to 19 seconds off her previous best.
Frehsman Gabi Galletta crossed the finish line next for the Leopards, posting a PR of 22:36.8. Seniors Jennifer Salvatore and Alexa Kwapinski closed out the top four as they finished 86th and 99th, respectively.
The men’s 8K featured four runners from Lafayette in the field of 336. Junior Jacob Coburn led the way for the Leopards, finishing with a PR of 27:00.7 and a 156th place finish. Following Coburn was freshman Michael Neeson, who set a PR with a mark of 27:09.2.
Ryan Branch and Nate Becker rounded out the Leopards’ performance in the Open Race. Branch finished with a time of 27:40.1, which was a new PR. Becker posted of a time 28:18.3, which shaved three seconds off his previous best.
In the women’s 6K, Katherine Millar paced the Leopards with a time of 23:09.4 which was good for a 78th place finish in the field of 262 runners. Junior Samira Sujak posted a new PR with a time of 24:08.7, as did Brook Blackshaw who crossed the finish line shorty after her teammate with a time of 24:20.7
The Leopards next run sees them return to home to host the Leopard Invitational on, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m.