Women's XC Record Historical Top-10 Finish at Lehigh University

Women's XC Record Historical Top-10 Finish at Lehigh University

Links:
Women's White Race Final Results

The Basics:
Team Finish - 8th/ 43
Team Score - 324 points
Top Finisher - Nicole Pagan, 44th/328
Location - Lehigh University 

BETHLEHEM, PA

The Warriors 8th places overall finish put them just 56 seconds behind Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference competitor Philadelphia University and 1minute and 7 seconds ahead of Georgian Court University as the Warriors improved their team placing at the 2015 Paul Short Run presented by ASICS.

How It Happened:
Senior Nicole Pagan (Carrolton, TX) led the Running Warriors to a historical top-10 finish from a field of 43 competing schools at Lehigh University's Paul Short Run as Nyack earned 8th place as a team; improving from their 21st place team finish in 2014.  Pagan stormed in first for the Lady Warriors, 44th place overall out of 328 racers, with a 6k finish time of 23:56.8. Pagan matched her race time from the previous weekend despite the cold, muddy, and rainy race conditions.

Nyack's second finisher was sophomore Stefani Ritter (Medford, OR).  She completed the 6k with a mile pace of 6:26.3 and an overall finish of 24:00.4 earning 50th place.  Sophomore Ariana Nash (Jackson, NJ) crossed the finish line just after Ritter in 24:12.9 averaging 6:30.2 with a 57th place finish overall.  In 85th place came junior Sara-Caitrin Mandleburg (Quaker Hill, CT).  Mandelburg paced the 6k at 6:37.3 per mile with a course finish of 24:41.4. Closing the Warriors 5th and 6th positions were Trisha Frazer (Murfreesboro, TN) and Sidney Spaschak (East Aurora, NY) as the Warrior duo battled to record a 24:57 finish time.

Up Next:
The Running Warriors are off until the CACC Championship 8k race on Sunday, October 25th.  The race will take place at Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park Philadelphia, PA.  Runners will take the mark and begin the course at 11:00am.

See here for the complete 2015 Women's Cross Country Schedule.

 

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