October 3, 2008

Women’s XC Takes 22nd in Paul Short 6k

Complete Results

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.

F&M Finishes
 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

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