October 5, 2013

RAMS BATTLE THE HEAT AT THE 40TH ANNUAL PAUL SHORT INVITE

Event: 40th Annual Paul Short Invitational
Course: Lehigh University Campus – Bethlehem, Pa.
Distance: 8-kilometer

The Short Story: Junior Mohamed Adam led the VCU men's cross country team for the fourth straight meet as the Rams battled an unusually hot October day at the prestigious 40th annual Paul Short Invitational. Sophomore Zach Morrow and freshman Benjamin Sorensen had strong showings with personal records on the day, while juniors Matthew Earman and Khalid Khamis posted personal bests.

Results
Mohamed Adam – 121st – 25:33
Zach Morrow – 247th – 26:35 (PR)
Sam Hush – 264th – 26:43
Khalid Khamis – 274th – 26:50 (PB)
Benjamin Sorensen – 285th – 27:03 (PR)
Matthew Earman – 293rd – 27:08 (PB)

Quotable:
"The guys competed with determination today despite a tough weather day. They showed poise and growth as they continue to get closer towards our conference championships." – Director of Cross Country Nicole Cook

Up Next:
The Rams toe the line one more time before the Atlantic 10 Championships (Nov. 2). That last preparation race will be at the Christopher Newport Invitational in two weeks, Oct. 19. 
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