Twelve of the 16 Heps cross country teams will usher in October at the Brooks Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, Pa., on Friday. Named for a former athletics business manager and a running enthusiast, the Invitational draws more than 100 colleges and high schools for the harrier-fest.
On the men’s side, all six Ivy teams — Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Penn and Princeton — will compete in the Gold race, an eight-kilometer jaunt that begins at 11 am. Liberty star Sam Chelanga, the returning national champion and collegiate 10k recordholder, will also be in that race.
Five of the women’s teams, all of the above but Princeton, will take off immediately thereafter in the 6k women’s Gold race. The top-10 Princeton women will run in the Brown race at 1 pm.
If you are interested in making the trip to Bethlehem, click here to get directions. While the event will not be shown live online, the folks at FloTrack will archive video and interviews shortly thereafter at this locale.
If you are going to be at the Short Invite, send me your cell-phone photos!