In what has been coined as the key mid-season match, the Shippensburg University cross-country teams traveled to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, this past weekend to compete in the Paul Short Invitational hosted by Lehigh University.
SU ran to another second-place finish on the men’s side, finishing with 106 points while the women continued to impress with 164 points for fifth place.
For the first time in his SU career, Rob Moser led the Raider squad by being the first SU runner to cross the line in 10th place with a time of 24:56.
Right behind Moser was Harrison Schettler, who continued his strong start to the season by finishing 13th with a time of 24:58.
Alex Balla placed 19th overall with a time of 25:04 to round out the three Raiders in the Top 20. Balla came close to breaking his 8K PR but fell short by a second.
With the second-place finish, SU finished as the top Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) with Edinboro University coming in fourth.
The SU women had a strong performance as well, as they would finish fifth out of 20 non-Division I schools, with a total of 164 points.
The Raiders finished as the second overall PSAC team as Edinboro went on to win the race.
Bryanna Dissinger and Jackie Kinkead finished side-by-side with a time of 22:23.
Natalee Serwatka finished 33rd overall with a time of 22:43.
Just three seconds behind Serwatka was sophomore Lydia Cagle, with a time of 22:46 coming in 37th.
With the PSAC Championships just three weeks away, SU now heads to Pittsburgh next weekend to compete in the Carnegie Mellon Invitational.