October 5, 2013

Jennings Battles Brutal Heat to Place 81st Overall

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Running on the same course that will be used for next month's NCAA Division III Mideast Regional Championship, Goucher's Isaac Jennings (Narberth, Pa./Harriton) battled brutal conditions caused by the heat and humidity to place 81st overall today in the College Men's White 8,000-meter race at the Paul Short Run.

Jennings completed the race in 28:33.

Two of Jennings' teammates also crossed the finish line in under 30 minutes: Hugh Geller (Devens, Mass./Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School) was clocked at 29:11, good for 119th place, and Anthony Lee (Vancouver, Wash./Columbia River) posted a time of 29:24, good for 129th place.

The fourth and fifth runners from Goucher to come in were Liam Lanahan (Corvallis, Ore./Crescent Valley) in 223rd place (32:01) and Joe DiPiazza (York, Pa./York Catholic) in 245th place (33:11).

A total of 333 runners completed the race and the winner was Brett Kubiak from Gwynedd Mercy with his time of 25:35.

As a team, the Gophers scored 797 points to place 30th out of the 42 schools which had at least five runners cross the finish line.

The College Women's White 6,000-meter race in which Goucher had 10 female entrants was cancelled due to the oppressive heat.