I had originally written then decided to rewrite it to put in another runner who recently posted an amazing finish at the Paul Short Run. Here are Three runners on the move with CNY ties:
It's no secret that I am inspired by the running of many local runners. Many I talk to on a weekly basis and are inspired by their character on and off the grass. Hometown boy Chris Mason is one of them. Chris ran in the "Greater Louisville Classic." This race was one of the bigger races out there. Chris posted on his facebook status, "That was the hardest and most overwhelming xc race of my life." Chris finished in 25:18 and 57th overall. The Blue Raiders finished 5th overall, which was an improvement of two places over last year! Way to go guys!
A recap of the race can be scene at http://www.goblueraiders.com/content.cfm/id/41382
Jake "The Snake" McAndrew
I put Jake as one of the nicest and biggest competitors out there. A guy you can really root for. I personally feel Jake has only hit the tip of the iceberg with his talent. The Lemoyne website had the following blurb from the race:
"Bethlehem, Pa. - Senior Jake McAndrew finished in second place(25:44) among 245 runners to lead the Le Moyne College men's cross country team to a 16th-place finish at the 36th annual Brooks Paul Short Run hosted by Lehigh on the Goodman Campus."
The rest of the article can be seen at http://lemoynedolphins.com/sports/mxc/2009/News/20091002_xcPaulShortRun
Erik Van Ingen Jr.
As I was going through the results of the Paul Short run. I noticed one amazing run from Erik. I have never spoken directly with him but read many of his running posts on facebook. Nice run Erik and I wish you continued success!
Here is a blurb from Binghamton U:
"BETHLEHEM, Pa.-- Junior Erik van Ingen made the most of his first race of the cross country season, finishing 17th at the Lehigh/Paul Short Run on Friday afternoon. The Binghamton men placed 11th out of 42 teams in the Gold Race while the women were sixth out of 39 teams in the Brown Race."
The rest of the article is at http://www.bubearcats.com/sports/mxc/paulshort09.html