Cross Country Concludes Action at Paul Short Run
BETHLEHEM, Pa.-The Virginia cross country teams competed at the Paul Short Run Friday morning, with the women placing fifth and the men 10th.
The UVa women, ranked 16th nationally, defeated 40 teams, including No. 9 Duke, and finished just 11 points behind No. 1 Georgetown with 152 points. Third-ranked Providence captured the team title with 101 points, while Villanova’s Bogdana Mimic took home the individual win in a 6K time of 20:10.
The No. 19 Cavalier men placed 10th in a field of 45 teams with a score of 298 points. No. 4 Oklahoma took home the team title with 34 points, while Paul Chelimo of UNC-Greensboro ran away with the individual crown in an 8K time of 23:55.
Senior Morgane Gay (Bethesda, Md.) made up some ground, passing more than 30 women after the 1-mile mark to finish 10th overall in 20:55. Junior Barbara Strehler (Richmond, Va.) was the second ‘Hoo across the line, placing 17th overall in 21:01, while sophomore Katherine Walker (Stafford, Va.) finished 36th overall in 21:16. Senior Anna Corrigan (Burke, Va.) and sophomore Kathleen Stevens (Blacksburg, Va.) rounded out the scoring five in 40th and 49th, respectively.
On the men’s side, senior Mark Amirault (Walpole, Mass.) crossed the line first for the ‘Hoos in a time of 24:29, while sophomore Chris Foley (Chantilly, Va.) was right behind in 24:32. Amirault and Foley stayed with the lead pack, finishing the first mile in 4:48, 17 seconds behind second-place finisher, Jeremy Sudbury of Oklahoma.
Coming in third for UVa was sophomore Drew Paisley (Virginia Beach, Va.) in 25:08 (45th overall), while junior Robby Andrews (Englishtown, N.J.) and junior David Wilson (Brookline, Mass.) rounded out the scoring five in 105th and 139th overall, respectively.
The Cavaliers return to action Friday, Oct. 14 for the Panorama Farms Invitational in Charlottesville, Va.