Dalton Hengst Drops U.S. No. 7 14:57 At Paul Short Run

We knew Dalton Hengst was gearing up for the Paul Short Run. 

But on Friday, the McDonogh School (Maryland) senior certainly threw down at the Lehigh University course in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, dropping a U.S. No. 7 effort of 14:57.00 for the win in the boys elite brown race

It became Hengst's fastest performance of his career and came after a solid opener of 15:10.10 at the Barnhart XC Invitational on September 16. He's one of seven runners who have gone under 15 minutes this season nationally. 

Hengst certainly displayed a phenomenal effort and closing power in the final moments at Lehigh, cementing one of the nation's top efforts so far. 

Neshaminy's Rusty Kujdych was second in 15:01, while Owen J Roberts' Liam Conway was third in 15:08. 

1Dalton Hengst12 McDonogh School14:57.00--
2Rusty Kujdych12 Neshaminy15:01.001
3Liam Conway12 Owen J. Roberts15:08.002
4Josh Hoey12 Bishop Shanahan15:16.003
5Carlos Shultz10 Phoenixville Area15:21.004

Girls Brown Race

The girls race went as planned, too, as Centerville (Ohio), ranked No. 7 in the Flo50 rankings, cruised to a comfortable win with 61 points.

The squad was led by Grace Kilroy's 11th-place finish in 18:32 and saw the team's top five finish within 23 seconds of each other. All five were in the top 25, too -- six through eight weren't far behind, compiling a 42 second spread. 

1Katie Dammer12 Abington Heights17:50.001
2Emily Bonaventure12 Souderton Area18:03.002
3Jamie Zamrin12 Cocalico18:03.00--
4Roshni Singh10 Bay Shore18:06.003
5Tina Capparell12 Marian Catholic18:13.00--
6Rebecca Snyder12 Oley Valley18:18.00--
7Samantha Hatcher12 Morgantown18:19.004
8Isabel Sagar11 Loyalsock Township18:20.00--
9Jerika Lufrano11 Union Catholic Reg. HS18:28.005
10Dominique Shultz12 Conestoga18:31.006
11Grace Kilroy11 Centerville18:32.007
12Emma Bucher9 Centerville18:36.008
13Rebecca Wusinich10 Friends' Central18:37.009
14Rylee Kopchak12 Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic18:41.00--
15Abby Dalton12 Emmaus18:45.0010
16Andrea Miller11 Governor Mifflin18:47.0011
17Savannah Lowe11 Centerville18:49.0012
18Mary Bernotas12 Owen J. Roberts18:50.0013
19Avigail Radabaugh12 Morgantown18:51.0014
20Autumn Sands12 Owen J. Roberts18:51.0015
21Rachel Whitehead11 Centerville18:53.0016
22Allyson Clarke10 West Chester East18:54.0017
23Kelli Walsh12 Centerville18:55.0018
24Gabriella Bamford12 Spring Ford18:55.0019
25Kerri Walsh10 Centerville18:56.0020