Rampf finishes 10th overall in record time at Paul Short Run
Oct 01, 2016
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Saint Leo junior Colett Rampf turned in a school 6K record time of 20:23 to finish 10th overall in the College Gold race at Saturday's 43rd Annual Lehigh University Paul Short Run, presented by ASICS, held at Lehigh's Goodman Campus.
Rampf shattered her own previous Saint Leo 6K record of 20:54, shaving 31 seconds off that time with Saturday's performance in a largely Division I field of 405 runners. She had the fastest time of any non-Division I runners in the women's College Gold event.
Sophomore Alyssa Bayliff was second among Saint Leo finishers, 133rd overall, with a time of 21:36, while sophomore teammate Laura Tobin crossed in a time of 22:22 and was 244th overall. Senior Lauren Csubak was 323 overall, 279th in points, with a time of 22:55, while senior Natalie McCormick clocked a time of 23:08 in the 6K race and was 346th overall, 293rd in points.
"This was an incredible race for us. We were running on tired legs, but still performed as if we were fresh. To have more than half of the girls run personal bests at this point in the season is truly remarkable," said Kent Reiber, Saint Leo's head cross country coach.
"Colett ran absolutely lights out and finished the race very strong, as the top D2 runner in the meet. We had huge PRs from Alyssa (Bayliff), Laura (Tobin), and Lauren (Csubak). Natalie (McCormick) tied her personal best while Noemi (Anaya) and Haley (Rousell) ran season PRs. They went out as planned and pushed the last kilometer like we had discussed. Overall, we were very close to Stonehill, who is currently ranked ninth in the nation, which gives us some motivation going forward," said Reiber.
The Lions were 33rd out of 45 teams in the Paul Short Run's College Gold race, which is the premier collegiate race of the day. Yale University won the event with 92 points after placing three runners among the top 20 finishers.
Saint Leo women's cross country will race on its home course next weekend when the Lions host the Saint Leo Division II National Preview on Saturday, Oct. 8, at The Abbey Golf Course. The women's race will take place at 9:15 a.m.
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