BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- More than 5,000 runners from over 450 colleges and high schools descended upon the Goodman Campus of Lehigh University on Friday to take part in the 39th Annual Paul Short Run. Among them was the Felician College women's cross-country squad, one of 34 teams involved in the College White Race.
The three college races are seeded based on past performances, and the White Race contained the majority of the events non-Division I schools. Felician placed 29th as a team, with its 799 points 30 behind its next-closest opponent, fellow Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference member Bloomfield College in 28th.
Sophomore Sylvia Bialy (Lodi, N.J.) was the only Golden Falcon to cross the finish line among the top half of the competitors. Trying her skills on a 6,000-meter course for the first time this season, Bialy placed 127th out of 281 entrants with a time of 26 minutes, 50 seconds.
After two weeks as the No. 3, sophomore Lianne Rossi (Nutley, N.J.) re-staked her claim as Felician's No. 2 runner, clocking a 28:47 to finish 188th. Not far behind was freshman Michelle Camacho (Moonachie, N.J.), who was 197th in 29:07.
Washington and Lee University won the team championship with 39 points. Misericordia College senior Marina Orrson was the individual winner in 22:41.