Schalick graduate Sam Gerstenbacher takes 6th in Paul Short Invite “Brown” race with a PR at 8K!!!!

Schalick graduate Samuel Gerstenbacher, a senior at Elizabethtown, ran an 8,000-meter PR Saturday and placed sixth in the “Brown Division” race at the Paul Short Invitational.

Gerstenbacher covered the two-time NCAA Championship course in Bethlehem, Pa., in 24:54.1 and finished behind only five Division 1 runners in the field of 323 runners.

Gerstenbacher’s previous personal-best on any 8,000-meter course was a 25:20.4 at the NCAA Division 3 Championships at Lake Breeze Golf Club in Winneconne, Wis., last November.

The next Division 3 finisher was Bryce Descavish, a senior at Dickinson.

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