The George Washington University: Women's Cross Country

Stern Cracks Top 25 at Salty Dog Invite

Senior Jessica Stern Finished 25th at the Salty Dog Invite.
Senior Jessica Stern Finished 25th at the Salty Dog Invite.

Sept. 18, 2010

ANNAPOLIS, MD - Seniors Jessica Stern and Zach Borenstein both cracked the top 25 in their respective events at the United States Naval Academy Golf Club on Saturday afternoon. Stern completed the 5K Salty Dog Invite with a time of 23:53.5, finishing in 25th place (out of 115). Bornstein finished in 25th place (out of 89) in the 8K Navy Invitational with a time of 25:29.71.

The Colonials entered the minimum five runners for both the men's and women's races. Head coach Brian Beil elected to hold out All-American senior Megan Hogan for the second consecutive week to concentrate on individual nationals.

Stern was followed by sophomore Heather Stevens who finished in 28th place with a time of 23:57.7. The trio of junior Emily Foster, sophomore Julia Weir and freshman Kelly Bartz finished in 49th, 50th and 51st place, respectively. Foster completed the course in 25:39.2 while Weir was right behind her with a time of 25:39.8. Bartz followed at 25:48.0

"Our top two raced well, but obviously the times aren't there right now. We need to keep working." said Beil.

The Colonial men finished in seventh place out of nine competing schools after having only five runners compete. Sophomore Alex Dadds finished in 50th place with a time of 26:31.71 while freshman Daniel Kleine came in 56th overall in 26:45.61. Freshman James Stern took 68th place after completing the course in 27:21.48 and walk-on freshman Rex Sheikh completed his debut race in 28:17.09, finishing in 82nd place.



The GW cross country team returns to action next Saturday at the Paul Short Invite on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.
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