Lehigh University's Paul Short Run to be held Saturday morning

Lehigh University's Paul Short Run to be held Saturday morning

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Saturday will mark the continuation of one of the nation’s premier cross country events. The 46th edition of the Paul Short Run, presented by ASICS, will take place at the Goodman Campus Cross Country Course on Saturday.
The Paul Short Run is in honor of the late Paul Short who Lehigh’s Business Manager of Athletics and a cross country enthusiast. Then Lehigh coach John Covert organized the event for the first time in 1969 when seven men’s teams competed. Women competed for the first time in 1981.
This year, the Paul Short Run will feature approximately 6,000 student-athletes from 450 colleges or high schools. To no one’s surprise, this year’s event will feature nationally ranked teams from all over the country. Like previous years, this year’s Paul Short Run will feature 14 races (six college, six high school and two open races) throughout the day.
The Utah State Aggies are looking to make history on Saturday. The Aggies are looking to win their third straight men’s championship. Georgetown was the last school to win three straight titles (2003-05). For the women, Yale has won two of the last three years. The Bulldogs will no doubt come into Bethlehem looking to win their third title in four years.
Last year, the Aggies of Utah State won the men’s Gold 8K race with a team score of 77 points. Utah State just barely edged out Virginia Teach, the second-place team with 80 points. Army West Point finished third with a score of 136, while the University of Guelph managed a fourth-place finish with 142 points. Virginia Tech’s Peter Seufer took home the individual championship at 24:11, and was followed by Hofstra’s Meshack Kipchirchir (24:29) and Utah State’s Adam Hendrickson (24:34).
On the women’s side, Yale captured the crown in the Gold 6K race. The Bulldogs placed two runners inside the top-15 to help secure the title with a team score of 118. Georgia finished runner-up (127), while Utah State (163) and Cornell (208) finished third and fourth respectively. The race was won by Brogan MacDougall of Queen’s University (20:21), followed by Georgia’s Jessica Drop (20:24) in second and Utah State’s Alyssa Snyder (20:33) in third place.
Lehigh University – Goodman Campus Cross Country Course
Goodman Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Admission: Free
Parking: $5 per car
For the safety of all fans and participants, smoking and alcoholic beverages will not be permitted near the racing area.
All race results will be uploaded throughout the day as they become official on PaulShortXCRun.com. At the conclusion of all events, LehighSports.com will provide a complete recap of the day’s races.
Official programs for the 2019 Paul Short Run will be available exclusively online. Physical copies will not be available for sale. The 2019 Paul Short Program can be accessed on any mobile device.

All media members wishing to obtain a parking pass or credential should contact Jeremy Clausen, Assistant Director of Sports Communications (jrc319@lehigh.edu)
Army:  1986
Ath. Attic:  1977
Brown: 1987
Georgetown: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2015
Indiana: 2009, 2013
Iona: 1995, 2016
James Madison: 1999
Kansas: 1990
Lehigh: 1969
Michigan: 1998
Michigan State: 1997, 1998, 2000
Navy: 1982, 1984, 2014
Oklahoma: 2011
Penn State: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1994, 2001
Providence: 1992
Utah State: 2017, 2018
Villanova: 1975, 1976, 1978, 1991, 1993, 1996, 2006, 2007, 2012
Virginia: 2010
West Virginia: 1985, 1988
William and Mary: 2002
Wisconsin: 1983, 2008
Yale: 1989
Air Force: 1988
Columbia: 2005
Cornell: 1998, 2012
Georgetown: 1989, 1990, 1999, 2003, 2010, 2013
Guelph: 2014, 2015
North Carolina State: 1997
Oregon: 1983
Penn State: 1981, 1982, 1986, 1996, 2001, 2002
Princeton: 2006, 2007
Providence: 1994, 1995, 2011
Tennessee: 2004
Toronto: 1985
Utah State: 2017
Villanova: 1984, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2000
West Virginia: 2008, 2009
Yale: 2016, 2018

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