FREDERICK, Md. – Jim Heilman (Lutherville, Md./Baltimore Lutheran) finished sixth to lead McDaniel at the Hood Cross Country Open in men's cross country action on Saturday.
Time and Score:
- The Green Terror finished tied for third out of 14 teams at the meet with 98 points. A total of 133 runners competed at the 8,000-meter distance. Grove City won the meet with 20 points.
Heads of the Class:
- Jim Heilman turned in a time of 26:34 to finish sixth.
Five of a Kind: The following athletes rounded out the scoring five at the meet:
- Will Greene (Westminster, Md./Delone Catholic) finished ninth (26:52)
- Gavin Gibson (Newark, Del./Sanford) finished 10th (26:54)
- Shaun Thompson (Mt. Airy, Md./Glenelg) finished 28th (27:57)
- Michael Gallagher (Elko, Nev./Elko) finished 59th (29:34)
Top 10 Worthy: The following athletes finished in the top 10 at the meet:
- Jim Heilman finished sixth.
- Will Greene finished ninth.
- Gavin Gibson finished 10th.
- The trio all broke 27 minutes, marking a first in program history.
Top of His Game: The following athletes turned in a personal best at the meet:
- Jim Heilman bettered his previous best by 29 seconds.
- Will Greene bettered his previous best by 27 seconds.
- Gavin Gibson bettered his previous best by 1 minute, 7 seconds.
- Shaun Thompson bettered his previous best by 34 seconds.
- Michael Gallagher bettered his previous best by 19 seconds.
- Cyrus Daroowalla (Westminster, Md./Westminster) bettered his previous best by seven seconds.
- Kyle Crouse (Keymar, Md./Francis Scott Key) bettered his previous best by 17 seconds.
Making the List: The following athletes turned in a top-10 all-time Green Terror time on the course.
- Jim Heilman now ranks first (26:34).
- Will Greene now ranks second (26:52).
- Gavin Gibson now ranks third (26:54).
- Shaun Thompson now ranks fourth (27:57).
- Michael Gallagher now ranks seventh (29:34).
- Cyrus Daroowalla now ranks eighth (30:09).
- Kyle Crouse now ranks ninth (30:17).
- Alex Panagakos (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) now ranks 10th (30:22).
The Best of the Rest: The following also competed at the event:
- Cyrus Daroowalla, 65th, 30:09
- Kyle Crouse, 69th, 30:17
- Alex Panagakos, 71st, 30:22
- Miky Kisi, 106th, 34:19
- Caleb White, 119th, 36:28
Next Up: The Green Terror is back in action at the Centennial Conference Championship hosted by Haverford on Saturday, Oct. 29 beginning at 11 a.m.