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Scott Harris Lynchburg College Sports Information 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501 434-544-8495 For immediate release - 10/2/2009 - #061 Ricky Flynn Wins Paul Short Invite as Men’s XC Places 8th BETHLEHEM, PA - Senior Ricky Flynn (Lynchburg, VA/Damascus) made his 2009 cross country season debut in epic fashion as he won the Brown division of the fabled Paul Short Invitational by five seconds. The team finished eighth, had three runners finish in the top 100, and all seven participants set 2009 season-best times. Flynn posted a time of 24:43 in the 8K event as he outpaced the rest of 322-person field that consisted of teams and competitors from Division I and II schools in addition to other DIII competitors. He finished just four seconds ahead of the LC all-time record that he set last season, and his time shatters the previous 2009 season-best time in the ODAC of 26:03. Junior Ryan Van Alstine (Midland Park, NJ/Midland Park) established a new career-best time, crossing the line in 25:49 for 33rd place, surpassing the previous ODAC seasonhigh and blew out his previous career-best time of 26:23 he established last season at the Pre-NCAA South/Southeast Region meet. Freshman Nolan Compton (Manassas, VA/Osbourn Park) ran the top time of his young career, running the event in 26:21 for 76th place. Brian Robinson (Sterling, VA/Potomac Falls), Brandon Demers (Cypress, TX/Leonardtown), and Daniel Cutright (Montpelier, VA/Louisa County) each continued the torrid pace as they finished in under 27 minutes. Robinson placed 106th at 26:34, Demers came in 135th with a time of 26:48, and Cutright finished with a time of 26:54 for 153rd place. Lawrence Minor (Mineral, VA/Louisa) closed out the field for LC with a time of 27:19 for 196th place. Lynchburg hits the ground running again on Saturday, October 10, at UVA-Wise in Wise, VA. ###