<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> 12 XC Paul Short

Paul Short Run at Lehigh, PA

September 29, 2012

 

Full Results

 

Team Results

32nd with 881 points

 

 

Amherst Results

87 Greg Turissini, So 25:20

180 Andrew Erskine, Sr 26:01

216 Gus Greenstein, Jr 26:21

259 Kc Fussell, So 26:45

269 Alva Morales 26:50

296 Adron Pitmon, Sr 27:15

306 Charlie Reighard, Jr 27:32

318 Dillon Buckley 27:58

 

Meet Recap:

Runner of the Meet - Greg Turissini

Venturing out of New England for the first time for a non-championship meet in recent memory, the team came away with mixed results. The Paul Short Run is one of the biggest and most competitive races on the East Coast - loaded with many of the Top DI, DII and DIII teams - and provided the guys with all the competition they could handle. The course was wet and muddy in many placed, and while the times seemed to be a little slower than recent years, the competition was fierce. Sophomore Greg Turissini handled the conditions great as he led the team, and finished as the 3rd DIII runner in a very fast time of 25:20. In the first meet of the year, the team had a gap of under a minute between the top runner and our 9th, but unfortunately the gap was considerably greater in this race, and as a result, the team struggled and finished 4th of 4 DIII teams - all of whom are ranked in the latest NCAA polls. Possibly due to the depth of the race, combined with a bit of uncertainty as to where they were within the race, most of the guys found themselves buried in the rear of the race and struggled to move up as they had probably hoped to. Andrew Erskine finished 2nd for the team but over 26 minutes as he would finish 180th. Gus Greenstein finished 3rd for the team for the second meet on a row, while KC Fussell ran to a time of 26:45 with Alva Morales rounding out the scoring with his 5th place performance for the team in a time of 26:50. Adron Pitmon, Charlie Reighard and Dillon Buckley finished 6, 7 and 8th for the team - all running under 28 minutes. Looking to challenge the other DIII Teams in the race - 2 from the Mideast and one from the Atlantic Region - who were also in the NCAA polls, the Jeffs found themselves on the other side of the group and will hope to get an opportunity to turn the tides later down the road.