Maura Frauenhofer earned a second-place
finish and led the Canisius College women's cross country team to fourth-place
overall at the 37th annual Brooks/Paul Short Run in Bethlehem, Pa.
on Friday afternoon. In the men's event, freshman Nate McCabe crossed the finish line in 26:25 as the Griffs placed 25th overall.
Frauenhofer helped lead the women's team to their best results at the Brooks/Paul Short Run under head coach Pete Osmond after the team placed 38th in 2008. Frauenhofer placed second in a field of 387 runners with a time of 21:29. Junior Jill Shea placed 26th with a time of 22:43, while freshman Mikelle Cala followed Shea by placing 35th overall with her time of 22:53. Junior Christine Mulvihill crossed the line in 23:02, just ahead of her freshman teammate Jaime Wallace, who posted a final time of 23:47.
For the men, McCabe was the team's top-finisher for the third time in four races in 2010. Sophomore Alex Simon came in seconds behind McCabe, clocking in at 26:29 to place 54th in the field. Senior Aaron Hoven finished 149th with a time of (27:21).
The women's fourth-place finish on Friday makes it four-straight races this season where the team has finished top-10 overall. Rutgers won the women's event with 118 team points, followed by Princeton and Loyola. The Griffs tallied 231 points to rank fourth, while Cortland placed fifth in the field with 246 points.
The men's team improved on their 2008
results (43rd) at the Brooks/Paul Short Run finishing 25th in
race of 40 teams. Princeton won the men's race with 36 points, followed by Colgate (169) and New Hampshire (181). Ithaca and Monmouth rounded out the top-five on the men's side.
Both cross country teams will be back in action for a final meet before the MAAC Championships when the teams head to Albany, N.Y. on Oct. 16, to compete in the UAlbany Invitational.