Seawolves cross country shines at Paul Short Run
Sept. 28, 2012
Bethlehem, Pa. - Sophomore Eric Speakman, in his second race of the season, finished second (25:05) in the men's Brown 8K at the Paul Short Run, hosted by Lehigh University on Friday. The men's team took third overall.
"The guys had a nice run, led by Eric," coach Andy Ronan said. "He just mistimed his last move, otherwise I think he would have won the race. He got good support from juniors Carlos Roa, Daniel Denis and Nicholas Lemon. This was a positive performance for the guys; they competed well and I think once we get everyone healthy and competing, we will have a team that may surprise some people."
The aforementioned Roa placed 13th (25:39), and was followed by Denis (30th - 26:06) and Lemon (50th - 26:22).
Junior Olivia Burne placed 32nd (21:04) to lead the women's team in the Gold 6K.
"This was our first venture into regional and inter-regional competition this season," Ronan said. "I felt we handled it well, considering we have a young team. Two of our five scorers were freshmen, and they were running the longest cross country race of their careers so far. Olivia had a nice run up front for us. I feel this race will help prepare us for the meets ahead, in particular the championship season that starts in four weeks."
The season continues in two weeks at the Princeton Invitational on October 13.