Senior Rich Klauber Dominates, Leads Bobcats to 12th Place (out of 33 Teams) at Lehigh Paul Short Run

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2012 Lehigh Paul Short Men's 8k Brown Race Results

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Quinnipiac men's cross country team put forth on of their strongest efforts of the season on Friday afternoon at the Lehigh Paul Short Men's 8k Brown Race as they placed 12th out of 33 collegiate teams. The Bobcats amassed 379 points on the afternoon while the University of Pennsylvania claimed first place with 47 points. Highlighting the Bobcat's effort was senior Richard Klauber (Thomaston, Conn.) who placed 6th overall (out of 225 runners) with a blazing time of 25:23.

"I'm so proud of the men for the job they did today," Quinnipiac men's cross country head coach Carolyn Martin said. "They've come a long ways since the start of the season and now we are consistently putting together strong finishes each week, it only shows how much we are capable of if we can just keep the momentum going."

The 2008 NEC Outstanding Performer of the Year, Klauber successfully navigated his way around a massive group of runners to claim the top-10 finish and a new personal-best time as well. The dynamic duo of Klauber and freshman Brendan Copley (Colchester, Vt.) put forth another strong showing and finishing first and second on the team for the third time in three races together this season. Copley put together a time of 25:55, landing him in 22nd-place in the overall results. His time is a new personal-best and his result was fourth best among all freshmen runners in the event.

Senior Mike Levene (Redding, Conn.) came through third fastest on the team with a 97th-place result, crossing the finish line in 26:53. Sophomore Spencer Mannion (Brookfield, Conn.) was not far behind Levene, finishing the race in 27:15 and 122nd-place. Freshman Daniel Fox (Johnsburg, Ill.) bested his previous season-best time of 27:41.5 at the Shawn M. Nassaney Memorial Race with 27:21 at the Lehigh Paul Short event.

The Bobcats are now in line for the New England Championships at Stanley Park in Westfield, Mass. on Sunday, Oct. 7. The men's sub varsity race will begin at 12:45 p.m. and varsity opens at 2:15 p.m.

PLACE TEAM                       POINTS  
 
  1 Univ of Pennsylvania            47    
  2 Canisius College                 167    
  3 Stony Brook                        182    
  4 East Stroudsburg Univ        186    
  5 Suny Cortland                     191   
  6 Monmouth                           206   
  7 Univ of Pittsburgh               263   
  8 Shippensburg                      295    
  9 The College of N J               344  
10 Indiana Univ. of Pa             348  
11 Univ. of Vermont                 355  
12 Quinnipiac University      379   
13 Rensselaer Polytechni        379  
14 Colgate University              385  
15 Coll of the Holy Cros           423  
16 Ithaca College                    426  
17 Wesleyan University           427   
18 West Chester Universi       501  
19 Vassar College                   502  
20 Kutztown University           514  
21 Suny Plattsburgh               519  
22 Lafayette College              532  
23 South Florida                     564  
24 Suny Fredonia                   587  
25 Moravian College              639  
26 Manhattan College           697  
27 Dowling College               723  
28 Liu-Post                            747  
29 Suny Brockport                 809 
30 St. Thomas Aquinas          819  
31 Gettysburg College           873 
32 Loyola Univ Maryland        878  
33 Niagara University             899 

Contact: Maxx McNall; maxx.mcnall@quinnipiac.edu