Allen-Gorman sets new mark in 800

Chloe Allen-Gorman  2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Chloe Allen-Gorman 2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

LEWISBURG, Pa. – Chloe Allen-Gorman (Portland, Ore./Lincoln) finished third overall in the 800 to lead McDaniel at the Bison Opener hosted by Bucknell in women's indoor track and field action on Saturday.

Allen-Gorman established a new program record in the event, turning in a time of 2:23.09 to win her heat and top the 13-year-old mark by 0.60 seconds.

Jasmine McCormick (Antioch, Calif./Holy Name) added a fifth-place finish in the 300 (44.16 seconds) and 20th-place showing in the 60 hurdles (10.97). Her 300 time ranks fourth all-time.

Lucy Benson (Wilmington, Del./Sanford) rounded out the light contingent on the first weekend of the season for the Green Terror, finishing 19th in the 500 with a time of 1:38.75.

Allen-Gorman and McCormick both hit Centennial Conference-qualifying standards in the two conference events ran.

McDaniel returns to action at the Hagerstown Invitational on Saturday.

McDaniel Results: 300: 5. Jasmine McCormick 44.16; 500: 19. Lucy Benson 1:38.75; 800: 3. Chloe Allen-Gorman 2:23.09*^; 60 Hurdles Prelims: 20. McCormick 10.97*.

* Centennial Conference qualifying standard, ^ program record