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UConn Finishes Top-20 at Paul Short Run

Sept. 29, 2017

Women's Gold Results | Women's Open Results

The UConn women's cross country team put together a strong showing in the top-tiered Gold Race at the 44th Annual Paul Short Run held at Lehigh University.

The Huskies finished 16th of 42 teams competing in the event, which included nationally ranked Villanova (15), Utah State (21), Georgetown (23) and Mississippi State (24). Utah State won the team title, while Villanova and Georgia finished second and third, respectively.

UConn's top finisher on the course was freshman Brianna O'Brien, who finished 79th of 368 runners with a time of 21:05. Classmate Mia Nahom crossed the finish line in a time of 21:06, to continue her strong freshman campaign. Nahom has played a large part in the Huskies success this fall, as the rookie turned in the team's top times in the program's first place finishes at the Minuteman Invitation and UB Stampede Invitational.

The junior trio of Haley Hasty, Courtney Akerley and Kelsey Swanson were the next group of UConn runners to compete the course. Hastly and Akerley clocked in at 21:10, while Swanson turned in a 21:23 clip on the day. Sophomore Danielle Jordan (21:38) and Mary Monda Oewel (21:52) rounded out the final group of UConn runners.



In the College Women's Open, The Huskies UConn turned in two runners in the top-100 in sophomore Susan Aneno (42) and freshman Mackenzie Pais (86). Aneno crossed the finish line at 22:39, while Pias boasted a 23:14 clip.

UConn is back in action on Oct. 7 to compete in the New England Championship at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass.