Turissini Sets Pace at Paul Short Run

Contact: Ben Badua


BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Sophomore Greg Turissini clocked in at 25:20 to lead the Amherst men’s cross country team at the 39th Annual Paul Short Run.

One on the largest cross country meets in the nation, this year’s field featured over 5,000 runners from over 400 teams, including nationally and regionally-ranked Division I, II and III institutions.

With 882 points, Amherst tied the University of New Hampshire for 32nd out of 37 teams in the men’s gold race. Villanova took home the top team honor (69), with an average time of 24:26, followed by the College of William & Mary (100), Georgetown (101), Dartmouth (175) and Providence (194) in the top five.

Georgetown’s Mark Dennin ’13 set the pace in the Gold’s field of 332, crossing the tape in 23:57. USC Upstate’s Gilbert Kemboi ’13 finished two seconds behind (23:59) as the runner-up, while Duquesne’s Jim Spisak ’13 (24:00) rounded out the top three.

Andrew Erskine ’13 was the second Jeff to cross the finish with a time of 26:01, while Gus Greenstein ’14 turned in a time of 26:21. Setting a mile pace of 5:13, KC Fussell ’15 clocked in at 26:45, while Alvaro Morales '14 followed closely at 26:50.

Adron Pitmon ’13 and Charlie Reighard ’14 wrapped up the list of Jeff competitors, with times of 27:15 and 27:32, respectively.

Amherst returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Westfield State’s James Earley Invitational.