Relay hits ECAC mark

Becky Kaler  2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Becky Kaler 2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

FAIRFAX, Va. – The 4x800-meter relay finished seventh overall, recording an ECAC-qualifying time to lead McDaniel at the Patriot Games hosted by George Mason in women's indoor track and field action on Saturday.

Chloe Allen-Gorman (Portland, Ore./Lincoln) and Becky Kaler (Jefferson, Md./Brunswick) comprised half of the relay, turning in their second top-10 mark on the all-time performer list to lead the Green Terror at the non-scoring meet.

Allen-Gorman and Kaler ran the first two legs, joining Claire Lawson (McMinnville, Ore./McMinnville) and Jasmine McCormick (Antioch, Calif./Holy Name) to run a time of 10:11.16, which is the fourth-fastest time in program history.

Kaler was also 22nd in the 3,000 meters, bettering her personal best by 14 seconds with a time of 10:53.60 to become just the sixth female in program history to break 11 minutes.

Allen-Gorman was 16th in the 1,000, finishing in a time of 3:14.86 to rank fourth on the all-time list.

Lawson also competed in the 200, finishing 57th with a time of 29.83 seconds.

Jasmine Scott (Derwood, Md./Bullis) and Laura Shinn (Weehawken, N.J./Pennington Prep) rounded out competitors on the day for McDaniel.

Scott recorded a pair of Centennial Conference-qualifying times, finishing 11th in the 60 with a time of 8.40 and 43rd in the 200 with a time of 28.25.

Shinn was 42nd in the 3,000 with a time of 12:34.10.

The Green Terror returns to action at the Sweetheart Multimix hosted by Navy on Thursday, Feb. 7.

McDaniel Results: 60: 11. Jasmine Scott 8.40*; 200: 43. Scott 28.25*, 57. Claire Lawson 29.83; 1,000: 16. Chloe Allen-Gorman 3:14.86; 3,000: 22. Becky Kaler 10:53.60*, 42. Laura Shinn 12:34.10; 4x800 Relay: 7. Allen-Gorman, Kaler, Lawson, Jasmine McCormick 10:11.16^.

* Centennial Conference qualifying standard, ^ ECAC qualifying standard