Baltimore, Md. – UMBC cross country will head to Bethlehem, Pa. for the iconic Paul Short Invite, hosted by Lehigh University. The Retrievers have been off for three weeks after competing at the Wolfie Invitational on September 12.
What: Paul Short Invitational
When: Saturday, Oct. 3, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.
Last Time Out:
At the Wolfie Invitational, hosted by Stony Brook, the men finished in third place, while the women took second. On the women's side senior Sara Daly (Lake Orion, Mich./Lake Orion) finished first for the Retrievers but placed second overall with a time of 19:04. For the men, senior Hassan Omar (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) was the top Retriever finisher but took second with a time of 26:11.
Other women scorers include junior Sophia Cologer (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) who finished sixth with a time of 19:32 and Cindy Alms (Fulton, Md./Reservoir) took tenth with a time of 19:58. New Hampshire won on the meet on the women's side.
Following Omar for the Retrievers was Rhys Burgett (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) who took sixth place with a time of 26: 38 and senior Austin Hayslett (Mount Airy Md./Urbana) who finished eighth with a time of 26:46.
Last Year at the Paul Short:
Omar turned in his best performance of the season on the 8k course, finishing with a time of 24:37, good for 35th place. Junior Austin Hayslett (Mount Airy, Md./Urbana) finished in 24:45 in 45th place as the second Retriever across the finish line.
Navy won the event, scoring 95 points. Mike Biwott of American International won the event with a time of 23:28.
Sarah Daly turned in a 47th place finish to lead the Retrievers in the meet, finishing with a time of 21:08, a personal best on the year. Sophomore Sophia Cologer (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) was the second Retriever across the tape, with a time of 21:47 for 105th.
Junior Katie Govatos (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis/Florida Southern) and junior Nicole Dawson (Jessup, Md./Hammond) finished third and fourth in 143rd and 159threspectively. Govatos finished in a time of 22:08, while Dawson crossed the line in 22:17.
University of Guelph won the event with 48 points, a full 79 points ahead of second place Georgetown. Colleen Quigley of FSU finished in first with a time of 19:49.
The Retrievers will return to action on Saturday, October 17 for the Princeton Invitational. The meet will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Princeton University.