McDaniel men, women finish sixth at CC meet

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Lindsay Wilson (Catonsville, Md./Seton Keogh) finished in ninth place overall to earn second-team All-Centennial Conference (CC) honors and lead McDaniel to a sixth-place showing at the 2008 CC women’s cross country championships hosted by Gettysburg on Saturday.

            The Green Terror posted its best team finish since 2002, tallying 177 points. Johns Hopkins snapped Dickinson’s eight-year dominance, winning its first-ever CC cross country championship with 49 points. The Red Devils finished second with 83.
            On the men’s side, McDaniel finished with 186 points to place sixth – its best showing since the inaugural CC meet in 1993. Dickinson ended Haverford’s stranglehold on the men’s title with 23 points, marking the first time a men’s team other than the Fords claimed the crown. Haverford was second with 44 points.
            Wilson covered the 6,000-meter course in a time of 23:08.22. Roxanne Fleischer (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) placed 25th with a time of 23:56.11 while Emily Peoples (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) crossed 43rd in a time of 24:53.95.
            Emma Nichols (Myersville, Md./Middletown) was 63rd (25:41.68) while Jennifer Garnett (Los Altos, Calif./Homestead) was 66th (25:49.48) to round out the Green Terror’s top five.
            Kevin Bowman (Westminster, Md./Brunswick) led McDaniel in the 8,000-meter men’s race, finishing 29th in a time of 27:10.50. Rob Kelvey (Westminster, Md./Westminster) and C.J. Naper (New Windsor, Md./South Carroll) crossed 37th (27:31.31) and 38th (27:31.59), respectively.
            Cody Crutchley (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) was 58th with a time of 28:28.16. Dan White (Union Bridge, Md./Francis Scott Key) crossed 67th (29:07.93) while Russell Morin (Lusby, Md./Patuxent) followed him across the line in 68th (29:17.81).
            McDaniel returns to action at the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional meet at Waynesburg on Saturday. The women’s race begins at 11 a.m. with the men’s race to follow.
 
Men’s Team Scores (8,000 meters, 93 competitors): 1. Dickinson 23, 2. Haverford 44, 3. Johns Hopkins 81, 4. Gettysburg 105, 5. Muhlenberg 123, 6. McDaniel 186, 7. Swarthmore 212, 8. Ursinus 220, 9. Franklin & Marshall 279.
 
McDaniel Finishers: 29. Kevin Bowman 27:10.50, 37. Rob Kelvey 27:31.31, 38. C.J. Naper 27:31.59, 58. Cody Crutchley 28:28.16, 67. Dan White 29:07.93, 68. Russell Morin 29:17.81, 71. Will Brandenburg 29:44.29, 86. Dustin Smith 31:17.83, 92. Justin Kruemmel 32:54.06.
 
Women’s Team Scores (6,000 meters, 112 competitors): 1. Johns Hopkins 49, 2. Dickinson 83, 3. Haverford 92, 4. Swarthmore 93, 5. Gettysburg 132, 6. McDaniel 177, 7. Ursinus 182, 8. Muhlenberg 188, 9. Franklin & Marshall 229, 10. Bryn Mawr 275.
 
McDaniel Finishers: 9. Lindsay Wilson 23:08.22, 25. Roxanne Fleischer 23:56.11, 43. Emily Peoples 24:53.95, 63. Emma Nichols 25:41.68, 66. Jennifer Garnett 25:49.48, 93. Laura Shinn 27:56.58, 94. Lauren DiNatale 28:00.09, 100. Rachel Griffith 28:33.05, 108. Katie Griffith 30:31.30, 109. Emily Hajjar 30:39.60, 110. Lisa Katchan 30:48.77.
 
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