BETHLEHEM, PA – The Spartan women's cross country team competed at the 46th Annual Paul Short Run hosted by Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. The Spartans finished 40th of 44 teams in the collegiate brown women's race featuring some of the top teams in the region.
The Paul Short Invitational is one of the largest cross country events in the nation. This year's event featured approximately 6,000 student-athletes from 450 colleges or high schools. To no one's surprise, this year's event will feature nationally ranked teams from all over the country. Like previous years, this year's Paul Short Run will feature 14 races (six college, six high school and two open races) throughout the day.
The Spartans finished with 1064 points on the day.
Top Spartan Finishers
• Sophomore Taylor Barkdoll was York's top finisher as she placed 126th with a time of 22:51.7, a very good time for her first 6K race of the year.
• Junior Emma Rogers was next across the finish line for the Spartans as she placed 238th with a time of 23:45.7.
• Sophomore Jordan Haberstroh was 11 strokes back of Rogers as she crossed the finish line in a time of 23:53.4.
• Junior Nicole Wasserleben was York's next finisher as she notched a 6K personal best time of 23:59.3, good for 257th place in the field of 370 runners.
• Sophomore Amber Strouse rounded out the Spartans' five scorers as she placed 263rd with a time of 24:05.5.
He Said It
"The women were in a highly competitive race," said head coach Stephen LoBianco. "We were solid early in the race but struggled a bit to close it out at the end of the race. We weren't able to get our top five as close together as we had hoped. It will be something to build on as we head towards our conference championship in four weeks."
The Spartans are now off until Saturday, October 19 when they travel to the Rowan University Border Battle at Gloucester Dream County Park in Gloucester, N.J. It will be the Spartans' last regular season meet before the Capital Athletic Conference championships in York on November 2.