BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The Quinnipiac University women's cross country team ran at the Paul Short Invitational held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. on Friday, Oct. 1. The 37th Annual Invitational had over 5,000 runners from 230 colleges and high schools scheduled to compete in races throughout the day. The Bobcats finished in 25th place out of 41 teams in the Women's College Gold 6K Race. Sophomore Becca White (Natick, Mass.) finished in 46th place overall and was Quinnipiac's top finisher with a time of 21:27.
Quinnipiac finished ahead of its Northeast Conference opponent Mount St. Mary's, who finished last at the Invitational.
The second runner to finish for the Bobcats was freshman Amanda Faust (Macungie, Pa.) with a time of 22:21. The next runner to finish for Quinnipiac was senior graduate student Kristen Stevens (Succasunna, N.J.) in 22:47. Junior Katherine Beam (South Windsor, Conn.) was Quinnipiac's fourth runner to cross the finish line in 22:40 and freshman Brianna Faust (Macungie, Pa.) was its fifth finisher with a time of 23:13. "The women's team has had a lot of hard practices over the last few weeks," said Head Coach Carolyn Martin. "Although we didn't run as well as we were hoping, as a whole, we see where we need to improve. We're going to make those improvements for the championship season in order for the team to be where it needs to be."
The Bobcats are scheduled to run at the New England Championships at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass. at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9.