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Cross Country News & Highlights

September 28, 2012

Eagles Shorten Times At Lehigh


Colin Gordon led the Eagles at the Paul Short Invitational with a 28:48 in the 8k run.

BETHLEHEM, Pa.--Eastern Cross Country participated in Lehigh University's Paul Short Invitational, one of the nation's largest cross country meets, on Friday afternoon.

More than 5,000 runners across three high school and college divisions run at the Paul Short Invitational.

In the Eastern's meets, Eastern women's team took 17th of 34 teams while the men took 28th of 36. Both teams improved their placement significantly compared to last year's Paul Short Invitational. Last year Eastern men finished 39th and Eastern women finished 30th.

Easten's Josey Rupert finished 39th overall with a 24:46 in the 6k run. She trimmed her time down from last year's 26:21. Katrina Schmid finished in the top 100 with a time of 26:19, good for 93rd place and nearly a minute faster than last year. Jaclyn Helton cut her time from 27:29 to 26:47 and Martha Mackey whittled her time down to 27:33 from 28:56 last season.

Colin Gordon paced the Eagles on the men's side, finishing 103rd with a time of 28:48. Caleb Fitzgerald finished next for Eastern, coming in 110th with a 29:04 time. Both Gordon and Fitzgerald led the Eagles at this meet last season, but with slower times. Gordon and Fitzgerald had run the 8k at 29:26 and 30:08 last season.

The Eagles have three meets remaining before the MAC championships. Their next event is at Messiah College on Oct. 6 starting at 10:30 a.m.                                                                                                                                                                                             

Women's Times

17. Eastern University

  •    39  Josey Rupert, So           24:46  
  •    93  Katrina Schmid, So         26:19  
  •   108  Jaclyn Helton, So          26:47  
  •   122  Alyssa Schock, Fr          27:24  
  •   125  Martha Mackey, So          27:33  
  •   Total Time = 2:12:47     Total Places = 487


Men's Times

28. Eastern University

  •   103  Colin Gordon, Jr           28:48  
  •   110  Caleb Fitzgerald, So       29:04  
  •   152  Jonathan Harris, Sr        30:11  
  •   186  Jesse Martinez, So         31:13  
  •   197  Aaron Reed, Fr             31:46  
  •   Total Time = 2:31:01     Total Places = 748


Updated: Friday, 28 September 2012


Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson began coaching at Eastern in 2011. Under his leadership, the Eagles...

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