Wildcats Place First at Paul Short Invitational
Sept. 28, 2007
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Villanova senior standout Bobby Curtis set a new course record and clinched a first place finish at the 34th Brooks Paul Short Run hosted by Lehigh University on Goodman Campus this afternoon. Curtis, along with his teammates, combined for a total of 44 points to beat out all other competing schools, including No. 26 Syracuse and No. 27 Princeton, who finished second and third respectively, winning back-to-back titles for this race.
The Wildcats placed three runners in the top-seven, while also securing the 18th and 21st spots. Curtis led all runners with an outstanding time of 23.39 over the 8K course. He was followed by junior Robert Papazian, who clocked in at 24.17 for fourth place, and senior Michael Kerrigan, who placed seventh with a time of 24.26. Freshmen Brian Long and Hugo Beamish took the 18th and 21st places in their first official collegiate meet under the Villanova banner. Long finished in 24.42, while Beamish was right behind him with 24.46.
The Paul Short Run is one of the largest events in the country, featuring 91 college teams and 21 nationally ranked teams in Division I, II, and III.