September 17, 2011

Perfect seven

McDaniel ties for third at York

YORK, Pa. – Jake Zamostny (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) finished seventh overall to lead McDaniel to a third-place showing at the 2011 Coach Achtzehn Classic hosted by York (Pa.) in men's cross country action on Saturday.

The Green Terror recorded 112 points to match St. Mary's (Md.) for third as a team. The Spartans won their own invitational with 31 points while Franklin & Marshall was second with 44.

Zamostny, running in the team's first 8,000-meter race of the season, recorded his third top-10 in three races this season, crossing in a time of 27:44.34.

Caleb Phillips (Frederick, Md./Gov.Thomas Johnson) finished 19th for McDaniel with a time of 29:00.76.

Peter Merkel (Ellicott City, Md./Homeschool) placed 31st overall in time of 29:50.45.

Ron Shriver (Westminster, Md./Francis Scott Key) led a quarter of Green Terror runners who all finished within two minutes of each other with a 37th-place finish (30:13.51).

Graham Miles (Hartford, Conn./Kingswood-Oxford) was 40th (30:48.36) while Matthew Peterson (Littleton, Colo./Lakewood) was 45th (31:13.58). Calvin Ball (Westminster, Md./Westminster) rounded out the quartet in 54th (32:08.65).

McDaniel returns to action at the Dickinson Long-Short Invitational on Saturday. The first race begins at 11 a.m.

Team Scores: 1. York (Pa.) 31, 2. Franklin & Marshall 44, 3T. St. Mary's (Md.) 112, 3T. McDaniel 112, 5. Goucher 129, 6. Frostburg 159, 7. Penn State-Altoona 198, 8. Marymount 233, 9. Penn State-Harrisburg 272, 10. Lancaster Bible 282, 11. Gallaudet 294.

McDaniel Results (8,000 meters, 97 competitors): 7. Jake Zamostny 27:44.34, 19. Caleb Phillips 29:00.76, 31. Peter Merkel 29:50.45, 37. Ron Shriver 30:13.51, 40. Graham Miles 30:48.36, 45. Matthew Peterson 31:13.58 54. Calvin Ball 32:08.65, 61. Keegan Boyle 33:16.47, 66. Dylan Ryan 33:47.51, 68. Jason Stein 33:54.45, 80. Daveed Sumpter 35:52.55, 90. Matthew Christopher 38:30.00, 91. . Jon Gore-Langton 39:55.35, 93. Dan Reihnholtz 39:59.67.

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Caleb Phillips talks about his first 8K race of the season.

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