Cross country travels

    The UCSD cross country teams traveled to Lehigh, Penn. to compete in the 28th annual Lehigh University Paul Short Run on Saturday. Competing in a field mainly composed of Division I teams, both the men’s and women’s teams proved they belonged, finishing 15th and 25th, respectively, out of a total of 39 teams in both fields.

    La Jolla native David Dunbar had the top time for the Tritons, finishing 53rd in a field of over 270 runners with a time of 25:52.01 for the 8K course.

    Junior Alan Shapiro was second for the Tritons, with a time of 26:06.78 to finish 73rd overall. Junior Stephen Martin (82nd), sophomore Neil Kalra (92nd), sophomore John Morrison (125th), freshman Tova Fisher-Kirshner (133rd) and sophomore Grant Guenther (155th) all placed for UCSD.

    The women were led by junior Audrey Sung who finished 46th out of 269 runners, running the 6K course in 22:28.19.

    Freshman Lindsay Stalker continued to impress during her first year, finishing second for the Tritons at 23:06.73 to place 100th. Sophmore Lillian Gardiner (156th), sophomore Julie Pope (186th), freshman Lindsey Young (195th), freshman Erin Richards (213th) and sophomore Erin Uyeshima (222nd) also placed for the women.

    Penn State was the overall winner for both the men’s and women’s divisions. Bucknell, West Viginia, Haverford and Pennsylvania rounded out the top five teams for the men; Bucknell, Moravian, Rhode Island and Georgetown completed the top five finishers for the women.

    The Tritons’ men’s team, ranked 20th in the nation in Division II, and the women’s team will be hosting the UC San Diego Triton Invitational next Saturday at 8:30 am.

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