#19 Stonehill Places 28th at Lehigh-Brooks-Paul Short Run

Senior Daniel Pilz placed 71st overall out of 387 finishers at today's Paul Short Run. (PHOTO BY Richard Orr)

Pilz leads Skyhawks with 71st-place finish out of 387

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (October 1, 2010) – Stonehill College, ranked 19th in this week's U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II poll, turned in a 28th place finish out of 42 programs that competed in the Gold Race of the 2010 Lehigh-Brooks-Paul Short Run, hosted by Lehigh University, today.

Stonehill finished the event with 758 points, while the University of Virginia took the team title with 132 points. The Skyhawks placed third among NCAA Division II programs behind 12th-place Lock Haven University (413 points) and 14th-place High Point University (461). Liberty University senior Sam Chelanga won the individual title by completing the eight-kilometer course in 23:34.

Stonehill senior captain Daniel Pilz (Newington, Conn./Newington) led Stonehill with a 71st place finish out of 387 competitors with his time of 25:03. Junior Stephen Polito (Worcester, Mass./Doherty Memorial) finished 107th in 25:13, while senior Patrick Fullerton (Bradford, Mass./Haverhill) took 137th in 25:24.

Stonehill returns to action next Saturday when it opens its championship season at the New England Championships at Franklin Park in Dorchester, Mass., at 1:30 p.m.