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Gibson places second in final tuneup

Gavin Gibson (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Gavin Gibson (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
McDaniel finishes sixth of 13 teams
What:
Hood College Open in men's cross country action
When:
Saturday, Oct. 13
Where: Frederick, Md. – Utica Park

THE SKINNY STORY
McDaniel finished sixth at the Hood College Open, totaling 164 points in the 8,000-meter race.

THE LEADERS
Gavin Gibson (Newark, Del./Sanford) crossed the line second with a time of 26:28.7.
Shaun Thompson (Mt. Airy, Md./Glenelg) placed 24th overall with a time of 28:36.4.

FOR THE FOES
Conner Masteran won the race for Salisbury with a time of 25:55.6, leading the Sea Gulls to the title with 36 points.

THE REST OF THE STORY
Michael Gallagher (Elko, Nev./Elko) finished 49th with a time of 30:11.3.
Cyrus Daroowalla (Westminster, Md./Westminster) was 61st overall with a time of 30:45.9.
Stephen Porembski (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) rounded out the top five with a time of 30:58.1, crossing 63rd.
Miky Kisi (76th, 31:36.8), Ricardo Loyola (87th, 33;14.6), Caleb White (94th, 34:27.1), Micahel Corinaldi (98th, 35:07.0), Matt Matloff (104th, 36:57.7) and Jamie Mintz (108th, 42:13.2) also competed for McDaniel.

THE INSIDE STORY
• A total of 113 runners competed at the 8,000-meter distance.
• It was Gavin Gibson's first second-place finish after four race wins in September.
• Gibson turned in the No. 2 all-time Green Terror time at Utica Park.
Shaun Thompson's time ranks ninth all-time on the course for McDaniel.
Michael Gallagher ranks 13th all-time on the course.

NEXT UP
McDaniel returns to action at the Centennial Conference Championship hosted by Haverford on Saturday, Oct. 27. Race time is 11 a.m.