Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams Place in Top 10 at Paul Short

The Cornell men’s and women’s cross country teams have flown through the first half of their season with flying colors. This past Saturday, the men finished ninth out of 34 teams while the women finished eighth out of 48 at the Paul Short Run at Lehigh University. The women’s team recorded the second best run in Cornell history at the Paul Short, with its top five runners finishing within a remarkable 19 seconds of each other. This was the shortest spread for any school participating in the run. Twenty of the 24 women competing recorded personal bests in the six-kilometer race, giving head coach Artie Smith good reason for cheer.

Men’s and Women’s XC Aim to Maintain Strong Performances in Paul Short Run

The Cornell men’s and women’s cross country teams are set to compete in the Paul Short Run at Lehigh University as the days tick down from Saturday Oct. 1 until the Ivy League Championships at the end of the month. With both teams coming off second and first place finishes in their previous outings, respectively, Cornell hopes to continue building momentum in this competitive run that features several other Ivy League opponents along with other division one, two and three opponents. The women’s team placed first for the second year running at the University of Rochester Yellow Jacket Invitational, with senior tri-captain Taylor Spillane and junior Jackie Katzman finishing in the top three for the six-kilometer race. Associate Head Coach Artie Smith attributes his team’s consistently strong performances to their training and preparation.