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: 6-kilometer

The Short Story: Three Rams posted personal records as the VCU women's cross country squad battled unusual October heat at the 40th annual Paul Short Invitational. Freshman Emily Dyke clocked in at 24:00, a personal record and VCU's top finish at the prestigious event. Classmate Caitlin McNicholl and senior Riley Louden also posted personal records on the day.

Results
Emily Dyke – 130th – 24:00 (PR)
Caitlin McNicholl – 194th – 24:40 (PR)
Riley Louden – 284th – 26:10 (PR)
Niema Eaves – 343rd – 28:08
Ariel Briales - DNF
Quotable: "The girls 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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