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HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth cross country teams will once again test themselves against some of the best teams in the region when they run Saturday morning at the Paul Short Invitational.

Hosted by Lehigh University at the Goodman Cross Country Course, this is the 43rd annual Paul Short.

One of the largest meets in the nation during cross country season, it features roughly 6,000 individual runners from nearly 450 colleges and high schools.

Fresh off impressive showings at Boston College’s Coast-to-Coast Invite on Sept. 16, the Big Green are looking to continue their strong starts to the 2016 season.

The men’s team began with a season-opening victory at the Dartmouth Invitational, but then shocked many in the cross country community with its win at BC. Dartmouth bested a field of 15 teams, including third-ranked Arkansas and 20th-ranked Providence thanks to three top-10 finishers with Daniel Salas (3rd), Matt Herzig (5th) and Quinn Cooney (9th) leading the way.

The women were second at BC, finishing behind only national power Providence. Making their collegiate debuts in the race were freshmen Diana Vizza (17:46) and Georgia Fear (17:53). The duo was the team’s top runners, claiming 10th and 11th, respectively. Overall, the Big Green’s first and fifth runners were separated by just 24 seconds, helping them to the 79 team points.

The Paul Short will feature many ranked teams on both the men’s and women’s side of things including appearances from teams from Florida, Georgia, Georgetown, San Diego and Utah State.

9:30 a.m. — Open Men’s 8K Race
10:15 a.m. — Open Women’s 6K Race
11:00 a.m. — Men’s College Gold 8K Race
11:45 a.m. — Women’s College Gold 6K Race
12:15 p.m. — Men’s College Brown 8K Race