Cross Country Competes at Paul Short Invite


The University of Pennsylvania men's and women's cross country teams competed Friday at the 33rd annual Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh in Bethlehem, Pa. The women finished sixth out of35 teams. The men also finished sixth, but out of 42 teams competing.

For the men, junior Brian Goldberg led the Quakers and finished 23rd overall with a time of 24:58. Behind him were Ian Foley (25:17), Brian Trembley (25:19), Michael LaQuaglia (25:22), Larry Contrella (25:25), Reid McEwen (25:34) and Michael Lovejoy (25:50).

Penn scored 257 points in sixth place. Villanova won the race with 103 points and also boasted the top runner, Robert Curtis, who ran the course in 23:53.

In the women's race, junior twins Claire and Stacy Kim led the way once again. Claire finished at 21:22, 13 seconds ahead of Stacy and 20th overall. Stacy crossed at 21:35 followed by Leah Brogan (21:46), Kinjal Parikh (22:20), Carol Xu (22:25), Tina Morrison (22:45) and Jamie Liberti (23:03).

The women registered 225 points in sixth place. Princeton claimed the top spot as a team with 61 points. Villanova's Frances Koons turned in a time of 20:16 to cross the finish line first overall.