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Men's Cross Country Readies For 2014 Paul Short Invitational

Ned Wilson was the first Husky to cross the finish line last week at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown.
Oct. 2, 2014

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The University of Connecticut men’s cross country team jumps back into action on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 10:15 a.m. when it travels to Lehigh University for the 41st annual Paul Short Run.

The all-day meet, which will feature over 5,600 runners, is one of the nation’s biggest and most recognizable events of the year.

Team and individual results will be updated on the official Paul Short Run website throughout the day. Results will be updated as quickly as possible following the conclusion of each race. Following the 8K men’s college race, uconnhuskies.com will provide a full recap of all action.
 
Admission for the 40th Annual Lehigh Paul Short Run is free with parking fees to be announced. For the safety of all fans and student-athletes, smoking and the consumption of alcoholic beverages will not be permitted near the race area.


 

 

Saturday’s event will feature three top-25 nationally-ranked Division I men's teams, including No.9 Villanova, No. 13 Iona, and No. 20 Princeton, as well as 11 of the top 15 Mid-Atlantic Region teams, including No. 6 host school Lehigh.

“Similar to the Coast-to-Coast there is both quality and quantity in this meet,” said Husky head coach Greg Roy. “There will be 44 teams in the Gold Race, so there will be between three and 400 competitors competing on what is one of the great cross country courses in the Nation.  The combination of last week’s experience, and a great week of practice sets up a very positive competitive environment.  We also see our first American Athletic Conference competition in East Carolina.

The Huskies are coming off an 18th-place finish at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown over the weekend. Junior captain Ned Wilson (Hartford, Conn.) paced the Husky squad with a 124th-place finish (26:29) as UConn concluded its afternoon with 549 points.

Please check back with uconnhuskies.com throughout the day on Saturday as race times may be adjusted due to weather conditions. 

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