BETHLEHEM, Pa. – University of Delaware senior Liz McGroarty led the team for the second straight meet as she covered the six-kilometer course in 21:107 to lead the Blue Hens at the Paul Short Invitational Friday at Lehigh University.

McGroarty, who captured the Delaware Invitational in the team’s last outing on Sept. 16, posted an 87th place finish in the star-studded field to lead the Blue Hens.

Delaware placed 39th overall in the Gold race with 1,039 points. Utah State won the team title with 72 points followed by Villanova (115), Georgia (121), Queen’s University (226), and Princeton (232). Utah State’s Alyssa Snyder won the individual title with a time of 19:48.

Also for the Delaware women in the Gold race, freshman Roxanne Ramirez was 190th (22:08), sophomore Stephanie Bazan was 249th (22:47), freshman Susanna Weir placed 253rd (22:52), sophomore Stephanie Palese was 260th (23:01), sophomore Analise Kaminski was 262nd (23:06), and junior Claire Beautz was 273rd (23:29).

In the open race, Delaware had seven student-athletes compete with junior Emily Paolucci leading the Blue Hens with a 52nd place finish in a time of 22:48.

Delaware will return to action next Saturday, Oct. 7, when the Blue Hens host the UD Blue & Gold Invitational at White Clay Creek State Park.

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