Immediate Release: September 29, 2006
Contact: David O'Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Radzik placed 13th in women's race at prestigious Lehigh Paul Short Run
BETHLEHEM, Pa.-- Sophomore Katie Radzik (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) placed a career-best 13th overall in the women's race, highlighting the Binghamton cross country teams' performance at the Lehigh Paul Short Run on Friday afternoon. Teamwise, the Bearcats were 25th out of 35 squads in the women's meet (603 points) and 35th out of 42 schools in the men's race (891 points).
Each year, the Lehigh Paul Short Run attracts many of the top programs in the Eastern part of the country. Princeton won the women's race with 61 points while Villanova captured the men's meet with 103 points.
After finishing 15th in the 6,000 meter race as a freshman, Radzik moved up two slots this year with a time of 21:14. It represents the highest finish ever by a Binghamton runner since the program started coming to the meet in 2001. Freshmen Kelda Nelson (Hillsborough, N.J.) was 105th (23:03) and sophomore Jaime Schulte (Tucson, Ariz) was 124th (23:18). There were 237 runners in the women's race.
On the men's side, freshman Chris Gaube (Vestal, N.Y.) was Binghamton's top runner for the second meet in a row, placing 141st in the 8,000 meter race with a time of 26:13. Sophomore Connor Martin (Fairport, N.Y.) was 153rd (26:20). There were 278 runners in the men's meet.
Up next for Binghamton is the Lafayette Invitational on Oct. 14.
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