BETHLEHEM, Pa. – For the second week in a row seven Devils ran new season-best, as the University of the Sciences men's cross country competed at the Paul Short Run hosted by Lehigh on Saturday afternoon.
Leading the way as he did for the first two races was sophomore Johnathan Epstein, who recorded a near top-third finish after placing 100th in the field of 292, with a season-best time of 28:45.
Sophomore William Hallinan broke his collegiate personal record for the third meet in a row, clocking in at 29:56 on the 8K course to narrowly miss out a finish in the top-half of the field in 150th.
Crossing 13 places behind him in a time that was more than a minute faster than his previous season-best, 30:13, was freshman Isaac Hoskins.
Fellow freshman Dylan Zuch ran the course in 31:19.
After missing the last event, sophomore Christopher Cardace bettered his time from the season-opener by a minute and a half by crossing in 32:12.
Over a minute faster than his previous run three weeks ago was sophomore Matthew Connolly, who came across in 33:40, while junior Scott Jacobs was more than a minute and a half faster with a time of 34:07.
Rounding out the day was freshman Macniel Mandeh, who shaved more than an astonishing six and a half minutes off his season-best after navigating the course in 40:08.
University of the Sciences takes next weekend off before prepping for the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championship one final time on Oct. 13 at the Jack St. Clair Memorial hosted at Belmont Plateau, site of the CACC Championship. Race time is set for 12:15 p.m. for the women, with the men set to follow at 1:00 p.m.
100. Johnathan Epstein– 28:45 (season-best)
150. William Hallinan– 29:56 (collegiate personal record)
163. Isaac Hoskins– 30:13 (season-best)
192. Dylan Zuch– 31:19
201. Christopher Cardace– 32:12 (season-best)
211. Matthew Connolly– 33:40 (season-best)
213. Scott Jacobs– 34:07 (season-best)
284. Macniel Mandeh- 40:08 (season-best)