BETHLEHEM, Pa.--The Penn men's cross country team was led by Reid McEwen in sixth place overall, to finish fourth as a team at the Paul Short Invitational, Friday. The team score 187 points in the 8K outing.
McEwen clocked a time of 24:23, just two seconds out of of a top five finish.
Penn's other scorers finished close together with newcomer Anguel Tolev in 41st place at 25:03 followed by Larry Contrella at 25:04 (42nd). Brian Goldberg was 47th at 25:11 and junior Brian Trembley was 51st at 25:21.
Also competing for the Red and Blue were Michael Lovejoy (25:37) and Daniel Howard (25:35).
Villanova was the race winner with 50 team points and the top individual winner, Bobby Curtis, who paced the field with a time of23:39.
The Quakers return to action at Pre-Nationals in Terre Haute, Ind.--the site of the 2007 NCAA Cross Country Championships--Oct. 13.