Prettyman Leads the Way Again as Delaware Harriers Place 25th at Paul Short Invitational
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Lindsay Prettyman led the University of Delaware women’s cross country squad once again Saturday as she led the Blue Hens to a 25th place team finish at the 40th annual Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh University’s Goodman Course.
Prettyman, who has now led the team in all four meets this season and in 15 straight over three seasons, placed 77th overall with a time of 21:38 over the six-kilometer course.
Delaware collected 746 total points to finish 25th overall out of 48 teams in a race that featured some of the top teams in the region. Georgetown was the overall team winner with 112 points to outdistance Dartmouth, Villanova, Cornell, and Columbia in the top five. Abbey D’Agostino of Dartmouth was the individual champion with a time of 19:44.
Also for Delaware, Emily Gispert was 161st overall (22:16), Nicole Daly was 164th (22:18), Meredith Steenkamer was 182nd (22:25), Katrina Steenkamer was 187th (22:28), Alyssa Kennedy was 198th (22:32), Shannon Kelly was 237th (22:52), Melissa Talley was 326th (23:36), Kelley Foulke was 346th (23:55), and Betsy Erlanger was 367th (24:18).
Delaware also competed in the Open Race and was led by Rachel Weinberger, who placed 132nd with a time of 23:49.
“It was a hot and humid day, but our ladies met expectations for the meet,” said head coach Wendy McFarlane. “We continue to achieve personal best performances and are working progressively towards better performances as the season moves along. It was exciting to beat some teams in our region.”
Delaware will continue action Oct. 12 when the Blue Hens host the Blue-Gold Invitational at White Clay Creek State Park.