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Roundup: Strong showing at Paul Short

No. 3 Haverford, No. 8 Dickinson, No. 9 Williams at Paul Short Invitational

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- On Saturday, Division III teams ran well against a field that included some of the top competition nationwide at the Paul Short Invitational. Hosted by Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, the meet was run in hot and humid conditions, with competitors visibly affected by the heat and ambulances hard at work to assist those who had been hit the hardest by exhaustion.

Ninth-ranked Williams pressed through the heat, not only ending up 17th overall in team scoring among the massive 47-team field, but also finishing first among Division III schools.

Junior Colin Cotton led the way for Williams, as he finished among a pack of top Division I runners in 20th overall with a time of 24:29. The finish placed him on the podium, along with the rest of the top-20 in the race. Behind Cotton was senior captain Chris Lee, crossing the line 53rd in 24:52. Cotton and Lee were the top two Division III finishers in the race, which included six Division III schools, all ranked in the top-30 nationally.

Third-ranked Haverford was led by senior Christopher Stadler's efforts to a 30th-place finish.

Stadler completed the eight-kilometer course in a time of 25:04 seconds to finish in 68th place.

Race winner James Leakos of Harvard captured the individual title with a time of 23:13. There were 395 runners competing in the Gold event.

​Dickinson placed 27th in the race. 

The top-three winners at the Paul Short Run were Indiana, Dartmouth and Georgetown.

No. 4 Washington (Mo.) at Greater Louisville Classic

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Washington )Mo.) finished fifth in the gold division at the Greater Louisville Classic.

Washington U. had six runners finish in the top half of the field of 269 runners in the gold division at the Classic, where the Bears posted their highest finish in school history. 

Junior Andrew Padgett (15th - 24:56.76) and senior Kevin Sparks (16th – 24:57.36) placed 15th and 16th overall, respectively, in the 8K race. 

No. 6 Bowdoin at Hanover College Invitational

HANOVER, Ind. -- Competing at the site of the NCAA Division III Championships scheduled for later this fall, Bowdoin garnered an 11th-place finish in an 18-team field.

The team ran only four runners and did not compile a team score, but were led by a second-place finish from Coby Horowitz.

Horowitz took a runner-up finish to Michael Leduc of Connecticut College, as he posted a time of 25:30.54, eight seconds off the winning pace. Nicholas Saba had an strong showing as well, taking sixth individually in 25:52.80. James Boeding also took a top-20 finish, earning 20th place in 26:38.82 while Kevin Hoose earned 29th in 26:54.35.