UMBC Cross Country Competes at Paul Short Run

Keri Wilson led the Retrievers across the line for the third straight meet.
Keri Wilson led the Retrievers across the line for the third straight meet.

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. FreshmanJulie 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.