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Men's Cross Country Finishes 38th at the 2014 Paul Short Run

Ned Wilson and the Huskies finished the race with an average 8K time of 25:56
Oct. 4, 2014

 BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The University of Connecticut men's cross country team finished 38th at the 41st annual Paul Short Run on Saturday at Lehigh University.

The Huskies checked in at No. 38  in the Men's Gold 8K race with 990 total points, headlined by a 156th-place finish by freshman Parker Timmerman (25:41). The U.S. Naval Academy came away with the victory, tallying 95 points and five top-25 finishers.

Fellow freshman Owen Gonser followed up Timmerman with a 196th-place finish (25:50), while Patrick Begley (25:57) and Michael McGonnigle (26:05) all clocked in with times in the top 250. Junior captain Ned Wilson (Hartford, Conn.) concluded his afternoon with a 26:07 performance.

For complete team and individual results, CLICK HERE.

The nationally-recognized event featured three top-25 ranked teams as well as 11 of the top 15 mid-Atlantic Region Teams.

A"t this point in the season, we have to find a way to finish our race and not just settle for improvements in the process," said head coach Greg Roy. "That will be the goal as we have just under four weeks before the The American Championships."



Overall, UConn athletes averaged a 25:56 pace in the tough 8K.

UConn will continue its 2014 campaign on Oct. 17 when it travels to Warwick, R.I. to participate in the Rothenburg Run.