Boys XC at Paul Short Invitational
Eight Dock boys competed in the Paul Short Invitational on Saturday, and all eight established new season bests in an encouraging test of the course that hosts the District 1 championships. The Pioneers placed 40th with 1,103 points in the Boys White Race at Lehigh University.
Jonathan Anderson was the top finisher for the Pioneers for the second straight meet. The senior recorded a season-best of 18:32 to place 187th overall. It was 1:30 better than he’d run any course this year and just 15 seconds off his all-time best.
Sean Robinson took 222nd place in 18:52. The junior’s time was 1:58 better than his previous best this year.
Aaron Lee made huge improvements to finish 254th in 19:21, a time that was not only a season best but a new career best. The junior jumped 1:58 over his previous season- and career-best set in his previous race.
Daniel Ringenberg broke under 20:00 for the first time in his young career. The freshman ran 19:56 to place 287th place in his first trip to the Lehigh course. It was 1:33 than his previous top time.
Jesse Mong closed well over the final mile to place 290th in 20:03. It was a 22-second improvement over his last race that had been his best of the year.
Drew Bauman dropped his best again as well. The freshman improved 54 seconds to run 20:35 and take 305th place.
Closing fast behind him was Nick Halstead. The senior made his first trip to Lehigh a memorable one with the biggest improvement of any Dock runner, a leap of 2:23 to lower his top time to 20:37 for 307th place.
Jacob Schimek competed for the first time in his career and ran 21:40 to garner 324th place.
Dock continues to train for the championship portion of the season. Dock will compete in one final regular-season meet before it. The Pioneers run at Lower Moreland on Thursday.