Men's Cross Country Takes Sixth at Paul Short Run

Bethlehem, Pa. – The University of Pennsylvania men’s cross country team grabbed a sixth-place finish at the 31st Paul Short Run on the campus of Lehigh University. The Quakers competed against top-notch schools including No. 7 Georgetown and No. 13 Villanova.

Senior Dusty Lieb led the Quaker contingent with a fourth-place showing. Lieb crossed the finish line in 24:10.66 just 27 behind the winner, Josh McDougal of Liberty. Fellow classmate Stephen Hayes was the second runner wearing the Red and Blue to cross the finish line – Hayes grabbed the 21st spot in a time of 24:45. Junior Breton Bonnette and senior Nolan Tully took 34th and 36th respectively with times of 25:01 and 25:02. Rounding out the scoring for the Quakers was sophomore Troy Werner who finished 39th.

The Quakers will stay close to home next weekend, Oct. 2, as they take part in the La Salle Invitational at Belmont Plateau in Philadelphia.

Written by Heather Palmer, associate director of athletic communications.