Oklahoma cruises at Paul Short Invite
Fourth-ranked Sooners take home title in decisive fashion
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- No. 4 Oklahoma won the Paul Short Run on Friday morning, hosted by Lehigh at the Goodman Campus Course. The win marks the Sooners first meet victory since capturing the 2010 NCAA Regional title.
Oklahoma competed on the eight kilometer course against 45 teams, including seven teams that are ranked in the latest Division I poll by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Oklahoma was led by Jeremy Sudbury who finished second with a time of 24 minutes, 12 seconds. Sudbury was one of three Sooners that finished in the top five. George Alex placed third (24:13) and Bill Kogel finished fourth (24:13).
Following close behind for the Sooners was Kevin Schwab who finished in seventh, clocking a time of 24:19. Kevin Williams finished six seconds behind Schwab in 18th with a time of 24:45, Eric Harasyn placed 23rd checking in at 24:49, and Frezer Legesse ran a time of 25:06 to place 43rd overall.
Six of the seven ranked teams finished in the top 20 as No. 22 Georgetown placed second, No. 18 Villanova came in fourth, No. 15 Syracuse finished at fifth, No. 17 Providence placed sixth, No. 19 Virginia placed 10th and No. 12 Princeton finished in 21st place.
Paul Chelimo of UNC-Greensboro won the individual race with a time of 23:55.