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Cross Country Posts Strong Performances at Paul Short Run

Shannon Fisher runs at the 2019 Dan Talbot Open

LEHIGH, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr cross country team had an excellent day at the 46th annual Paul Short Run earlier Saturday, hosted by Lehigh University. In both the Open Race and White Race, the Owls put on tremendous performances, with 11 out of 12 Bryn Mawr runners setting new PRs on the day. Overall, the Owls took 28th in the event as a team.

In the Open race, all five Owls in action set new personal records. Carey Parker led the way for that crew, running a 27:26. Camryn Karis-Sconyers was next across the line in her first appearance in the Paul Short, posting a new PR of 28:11. She was followed closely behind by classmate Evelyn Fort (28:35), while Emily Darrow (29:34) and Ella Heipt (29:48) also raked in PRs in the event.

Later in the afternoon, the Owls were again making noise back on the course. Anna Kyle led the way for Bryn Mawr in the White race, with the senior posting a new personal record and a new record on the Lehigh course. Her time of 23:46 is now the eighth-fastest time in Bryn Mawr history at Lehigh. She was joined on that list today by Dorian Alexis and Shannon Fisher. Alexis was the next Owl across the line, and her PR time of 25:04 is the 15th-fastest Lehigh time for the Owls. Fisher also cracked onto that list, as the senior was the third Owl across and posted a new PR of 25:57 to become the 22nd-fastest Bryn Mawr runner at Lehigh.

Emily George was next across for the Owls running a 26:44. The next three Owls all posted personal records; Zoe Shinefield finished close behind George in 26:51, while classmates Corinne Hartshorne (27:07) and Eliza Lehman (27:24) also raked in PRs.

Bryn Mawr will look to build on today's strong performances when they get back in action next Saturday at the Jack St. Clair Invitational in Philly.

"The team was supported today by members of the Hartshorne, Lehman, and Kyle families, as well as members of the Mercersburg Academy cross country team. Many thanks to those who were in attendance and to those that supported us from afar." - Coach Hewitt