Salisbury men place fifth in Paul Short Run; women's race cancelled due to weather

Salisbury men place fifth in Paul Short Run; women's race cancelled due to weather

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Salisbury University men's cross country team participated in the Lehigh University Paul Short Run on Saturday, placing fifth, of 42 teams, with 260 points. The women's racec was not run, due to hot conditions.

The Sea Gulls placed behind first-place Muhlenberg College (131 points), second-place Juniata College (141 points), third-place Franklin & Marshall College (188 points) and fourth-place Penn State University-Behrend (227 points).

Salisbury was one of three Capital Athletic Conference schools competing in the event, finishing ahead of the University of Mary Washington (sixth place, 276 points) and St. Mary's College of Maryland (13th place, 412 points).

SU was led by sophomore Thomas Burke, who placed 30th, out of 333 finishers, with a time of 27:43. He was followed by senior Nathan Austin, just nine places behind, finishing in 27:58.

The Sea Gulls' scoring was rounded out by sophomore George Martinez in 55th (28:10), senior Joel Anderson in 64th (28:15) and junior Jeremy Skarda in 72nd (28:22).

Junior Brandon Horning in 86th (28:40) and senior Nick Hanifee in 103rd (28:54) rounded out Salisbury's top-seven runners.

The Sea Gulls will be in action again on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Gettysburg College for the Gettysburg Invitational; the meet is set for 11 a.m.

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