Bears Run at 42nd Annual Paul Short Run

Junior Gretchen Krause
Junior Gretchen Krause

LEHIGH, Penn. - The Coast Guard women's cross country team finished in 42nd place at the 42nd annual Paul Short Run Lehigh University.

The Bear's competed in the college brown division that was won by Division I Saint Joseph's with 166 points. Coast Guard compiled 1046.

The Bears were led by junior Gretchen Krause who finished in 182nd place with a time of 23:41. Freshman Anita Green was only a few spots behind her in 190th place crossing the line in 23:45.

Freshman Nina Ragle covered the 6000 meter course in 23:54 putting her in 209th place while junior Jennifer Haley (232nd) and senior Jessica Mulroy (233rd) finished one after the other in 24:09 and 24:12.

Finishing out the top seven for Coast Guard was senior Andrew Barrameda (24:46) in 267th place and sophomore Rachel Burchill (24:53) in 272nd place.

This year's Paul Short Run contained three nationally-ranked top 25 teams in Division I in the men's college draw, with No. 7 Villanova, No. 8 Iona and No. 15 Georgetown. On the women's side, No. 4 Georgetown was the lone nationally-ranked team represented among Division I institutions.

Three Division II schools on the men's side (Lock Haven, Shippensburg, Indians (Pa.) were ranked in the nation's top 25, along with one (Bloomsburg) from the women's side.

Eight programs from both the men's and women's sides Division III were represented at this year's meet, including the three-time reigning national champions, and current unanimous No. 1 women's team, Johns Hopkins.

Coast Guard returns to action next Saturday, October 10th at the James Early Invitational hosted by Westfield State.