BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall’s women’s cross country team finished in 22nd place amongst the 37 teams competing at the Paul Short Invitational “White” Race on Friday. Rachel Suydam paced the Diplomats with a 24:04 on the 6k circuit, good enough for 88th place in the field of 260 runners.
Cortland State won the competition with three runners in the top 15, including a pair in the top ten. Ursinus senior, Christa Johnson, crossed the finish line in 21:41 to win the race.
F&M’s Kelly Farrelly ran a 24:40 for 119th place and shaved almost a minute of her mark run at last year’s Paul Short. Megan Hunter crossed at 24:43 and Amy Jordan followed her over the line six seconds later for 121st and 128th places, respectively. Jenna Bush finished 130th at 24:56. Emily Wilson ran a 25:17 for 145th. Emily Kornfeld finished three seconds and two places behind Wilson.
The Diplomats return to action next Saturday when F&M hosts the Championship Run for the Roses, preceded by The Friends of Sarah 5k Alumni event. The day gets underway at 9:00 a.m.
1910 88 Rachel Suydam, So* 24:04 7:46
1903 119 Kelly Farrelly, Jr* 24:40 7:57
1905 121 Megan Hunter, Sr* 24:43 7:58
1906 128 Amy Jordan, So* 24:49 8:00
1901 130 Jenna Bush, So* 24:56 8:03
1913 145 Emily Wilson, So* 25:17 8:09
1907 147 Emily Kornfeld, So* 25:20 8:10
Time = 2:03:11 Places = 586