December 5, 2009

Corson debuts with record

McDaniel opens indoor season at Bucknell

LEWISBURG, Pa. - Katie Corson (Ocean City, N.J./Ocean City) finished 13th in the 300 in a program-record time of 43.53 seconds to lead McDaniel at the Bison Opener hosted by Bucknell in season-opening women's indoor track and field action on Saturday.

The freshman broke Kristin Duling's old mark by 0.35 seconds in her initial race with the Green Terror, who added four individual Centennial Conference qualifiers to Corson's record-setting performance.

Roxanne Fleischer (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) finished sixth in the mile with a personal-best time of 5:33.31.

Kelsey Dickman (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) added an 18th-place showing in the shot put with a toss of 11.16 meters while Heidi Davidhizar (Westminster, Md./South Range (Ohio) was 21st in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 10.18 seconds - the third best time in program history.

Aerielle Harris (Owings Mills, Md./Owings Mills) rounded out the qualifiers with a time of 29.42 seconds in the 200.

Hilary Hanus (Hockessin, Del./Cab Calloway School of the Arts) made her indoor track debut with the program's fifth-fastest 1,000 time, finishing fourth with a time of 3:22.00.

The Green Terror returns to action at the Gulden Relays hosted by Bucknell on Jan. 9.

McDaniel Results: 60: 37. Aerielle Harris 8.90; 200: 45. Harris 29.42*, 50. Heidi Davidhizar 30.70; 300: 13. Katie Corson 43.53^; 500: 15. Emma Nichols 1:28.64; 1000: 4. Hilary Hanus 3:22.00; Mile: 6. Roxanne Fleischer 5:33.31*, 7. Joy Chand 6:14.55, 9. Emily Hajjar 6:21.81; 3000: 5. Fleischer 11:40.74, 6. Hajjar 12:26.65; 60 Hurdles: 21. Davidhizar 10.18*; 4x400 Relay: 17. Corson, Hanus, Nichols, Davidhizar 4:25.25; Shot Put: 18. Kelsey Dickman 11.16m (36-7½)*.

* Centennial Conference qualifying standard; ^ program record

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