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BETHLEHEM (Oct. 6, 2019) — The Shippensburg University women’s cross country team returned to action Saturday by competing in the Brown race of the prestigious Paul Short Run hosted by Lehigh University.

Freshman Isabelle Gulgert maintained her status as the team’s No. 1 runner; she was the first Raider to cross the finish line and did so in a time of 22:57.

Sophomore Kyra Gerber served as the No. 2 runner for the second consecutive race. Gerber ran a new 6K personal best of 23:10 – marking a 44-second improvement from her PR set two weeks ago at Lock Haven.

Freshman Madison Murtland continued her presence among SU’s Top 3 scorers through the first three meets. Murtland ran 24:00 – improving by six seconds from the Lock Haven meet.

Redshirt-sophomore Olivia Sommers improved her 6K mark by three seconds with a time of 24:23, while sophomore Jade Fry rounded out the Raider scoring runners with a 6K season best of 24:55.

Complete results were still being verified Saturday evening due to an issue with the timing system and one of the finishing mats used at the conclusion of the race.

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The Raiders are back at it next weekend at Bloomsburg, previewing the course that will host the conference championships at the end of the month.

Brown 8K (42nd, 1093 points)
151. Isabelle Gulgert 22:57
175. Kyra Gerber 23:10
260. Madison Murtland 24:00
285. Olivia Sommers 24:23
316. Jade Fry 24:55
319. Amanda LaVana 24:58
339. Ava Franklin 25:33

Bill Morgal is Sports Information Director at Shippensburg University

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