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Cross country squads take part in Lehigh/Paul Short Run
Miura is Binghamton's top women's finisher, Garn paces Bearcat men's squad
September 28, 2012
BETHLEHEM, Pa.—Senior Rachel Miura and sophomore Jesse Garn were the top Binghamton finishers as both cross country teams took part in the Lehigh/Paul Short Run, an annual event that attracts many of the top teams in the nation. The Bearcat men placed 35th out of 37 teams while the women were 36th out of 40 squads.
Miura, the lone Binghamton upperclassmen to take part in the women’s race, placed 99th overall with a time of 22:01 for the 6K race. Freshman Alexis Hatcher was 223rd (23:12) and Lizzie Greiner was 246th (23:29). Six of the Bearcats’ top seven finishers were freshmen.
Abbey D’Agostino of Dartmouth blew out rest of the women’s 360-runner field with a time of 19:58. After nearly qualifying for the U.S. Olympic track & field team this past summer, she won Friday’s race by 24 seconds. Cornell, who placed three runs among the top 10 finishers, won the team title with 55 points.
Garn, meanwhile, led a shorthanded Binghamton men’s squad with a 114th place finish. He covered the 8K course in a time of 25:26. Sophomore Matt Johnson was 177th (26:00) and freshman Ethan Hausamann was 201st (26:11). The Bearcats were missing some runners due to injuries.
Mark Dennin of Georgetown paced the 332-runner field with a winning time of 23:57. Villanova, meanwhile, took home the team title with 69 points.
Up next for the Binghamton women’s squad is the Central Connecticut Mini-Meet on Oct. 19. The men’s team, meanwhile, is at the Princeton Invitational on Oct. 13.