September 19, 2009

McDaniel finishes 18th at Dickinson

Green Terror place 16th in long half of 30-team Long-Short Invite

CARLISLE, Pa. - Rob Kelvey (Westminster, Md./Westminster) finished 33rd overall in the 8,100-meter race to lead McDaniel to an 18th-place showing at the Dickinson Long-Short Invitational in men's cross country action on Saturday.

The Green Terror, behind a 185-point performance in the long race, finished with 436 points to finish 18th of the 19 complete teams. There were 30 teams that competed in at least one of the races.

Dickinson won the event with a combined 44 points while Carnegie Mellon was second with 50.

Kelvey finished the Carlisle High School course in a time of 27:54.2, the program's 23rd fastest time in the 21 years the squad has raced on that course.

CJ Naper (New Windsor, Md./South Carroll) finished 79th in a time of 29:11.5 while Ron Shriver (Westminster, Md./Francis Scott Key) was 97th in a time of 29:47.

In the 4K race, Russell Morin (Lusby, Md./Patuxent) led McDaniel with an 88th-place showing, finishing in a time 14:08.2 - the eighth fastest 4,000-meter time in program history.

Matthew Hale (Mechanicsville, Md./Chopticon) finished in a time of 14:48.5 while Graham Miles (Hartford, Conn./Kingswood-Oxford) crossed in a time of 15:25.

The Green Terror returns to action at the York (Pa.) Invitational on Saturday.

Combined Team Scores*: 1. Dickinson 44, 2. Carnegie Mellon 50, 3. Gettysburg 101, 4. Messiah 131, 5. Mary Washington 139, 6. Lynchburg 159, 7. DeSales 196, 8. Westfield State 246, 9. Wilmington (Ohio) 281, 10. Merchant Marine 283, 11. West Chester 290, 12. Juniata 298, 13. Swarthmore 310, 14. Rutgers-Camden 409, 15. Frostburg 425, 16. Albright 427, 17. Widener 430, 18. McDaniel 436, 19. Dickinson Alumni 437.

McDaniel Finishers (4,000 meters, 171 competitors): 88. Russell Morin 14:08.2, 116. Matthew Hale 14:48.5, 141. Graham Miles 15:25.0, 168. Alex Reiser 17:39.8.

McDaniel Finishers (8,100 meters, 182 competitors); 33. Rob Kelvey 27:54.2, 79. CJ Naper 29:11.5, 97. Ron Shriver 29:47.0, 156. Torin Lehmann 32:00.7.

* only teams that participated in both races were eligible for the team standings

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