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BETHLEHEM, PA. - In a stacked field at the 38th annual Paul Short Invitational, the men's cross country raced to a 34th place finish out of 45 schoolson the 8k course.
Junior Kevin Foy was the first Quaker to the line, coming in at 26:01 to finish 171st overall. This marked the first time in his collegiate career that Foy has been Penn's overall top finisher.
With a spread of just 32 seconds between Foy and Penn's fifth runner, the Quakers came fast and furious from that point on. Mike Kiley followed with a time of 26:09 (188th overall), and Penn's best finisher from the Iona Meet of Champions, Ryan Cunningham, came next (26:17, 198th). Junior Josh Black made his first top-five appearance of his career,becoming the fourth Penn harrier to cross the finish linewith a time of 26:24 to wrap up the race at 211th. Senior Mike Vido rounded out the Penn scorers with a time of 26:32 to finish 219th.
"It was a good sign to seea number of juniors up front, it gives us something to look forward to and build on for next season with a talented recruiting class coming in," said head coach Blake Boldon.
Penn has next weekend off as they prepare for the Penn State National Invitational on October 14. Foy, Cunninghamand John Foye all competed for the Quakers a year ago in that race, helping Penn to place ninth out of 27 schools.