UMO Takes 38th At Paul Short Invitational

UMO Takes 38th At Paul Short Invitational

Bethlehem, Pa. - The University of Mount Olive women's cross country team finished 38th as a team in a field of 41 teams that included several Division I schools at the Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, Pa. 

Location: Bethlehem, Pa.


Women's 6k      
Name Time Team Score Event Finish
Leah Hanle 20:46  8 8
Celine Ritter 22:17 105 107
Shona Blades 23:34 241 273
Amber Owens 23:49 254 293
Elise Tanner 24:29 269 324
Heidi Murray 24:42 272 330
Jessica Glenn 25:05 277 338












  • Leah Hanle highlighted the day by finishing 8th overall beating out runners from the Division I schools of Cornell and Utah State, who rounded out the top 10.

  • Celine Ritter finished 107 with a time of 22:17.

  • Shona Blades finished third for the Trojans coming in 273 of 353 with a time of 23:34.

  • Freshman Amber Owens ran a time of 23:49 while finishing 293rd.

  • The Trojans held their own in a field that included numerous Division I schools including Yale, Georgia, Utah State, Cornell, Virginia Tech, Penn, UConn, Navy, West Virginia, Richmond, High Point, and East Carolina.


Mount Olive is back in action in a few weeks as they travel to Charlotte, N.C., for the Royal Cross Country Challenge at Queens University on October 12.