BETHLEHEM, Pa.—Senior Keri Wilson (Columbia, Md./Long Reach) and sophomore Brandan McGee (Hiram, Ohio/Crestwood) led the UMBC cross country teams at the 38th annual Paul Short Run Friday morning. The Retriever women finished 23rd (of 44 teams) with a score of 619, while the men finished 40th (of 45) with a score of 1,085.
Wilson led the Retriever women across the line, placing 27th overall in 22:53, while freshman Mary Katherine Kulp (Vestal, N.Y.) again followed Wilson with a time of 24:06. Freshman Julie Gessler (Ellicott City, Md./Institute of Notre Dame) and sophomores Cody Mezebish (Westminster, Md./South Carroll) and Kristen McGovern (Sykesville, Md./Century) rounded out the scoring five.
The top five Retriever men were separated by a total of just 21 seconds, led by McGee, who placed 197th in a time of 26:17, while senior Sam Boimov (Montgomery Village, Md./Gaithersburg/Salisbury) followed in 26:24. Sophomore Nic Escobar (Derwood, Md./Magruder), junior TJ Cowing (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) and freshman Eric Schuler (Columbia, Md.) rounded out the scoring five.
The Retrievers return to action at the Princeton Invitational on Oct. 15.