CARLISLE, Pa. – The 4x800-meter relay took first place with the 10th fastest time in program history to lead McDnaiel to an eighth-place finish at the DuCharme Invitational hosted by Dickinson in women's indoor track and field action on Saturday.
The Green Terror finished with 29 points in its final tuneup before the conference meet. Dickinson won the 11-team meet with 186 points.
Jasmine McCormick (Antioch, Calif./Holy Name) led the way individually for McDaniel. In addition to leading off the relay, she also finished third in the 55 hurdles with a time of 9.01 seconds in the finals. The Centennial Conference (CC)-qualifying time ranks fourth in program history. She ran a time of 9.10 in the prelims to rank third entering the finals.
Claire Lawson (McMinnville, Ore./McMinnville), Becky Kaler (Jefferson, Md./Brunswick) and Chloe Allen-Gorman (Portland, Ore./Lincoln) joined McCormick to run a time of 10:24.22 in the 3200-meter relay.
Lawson was also 10th in the 55 hurdles with a CC-qualifying time of 9.87 seconds.
Allen-Gorman finished fifth in the 300 with a time of 46.63 seconds, which ranks eighth all-time.
Kaler finished eighth in the 3,000 with a time of 11:23.91.
Danielle Fatzinger (North Catasauqua, Pa./Catasauqua) turned in a pair of conference-qualifying marks to lead the way in the field events. She moved into sixth place all-time in the pole vault, clearing 2.45 meters and finishing eighth at the meet. She was also 14th in the shot put with a throw of 8.45 meters.
McDaniel returns to action at the CC Championship hosted by Haverford on Mar. 1-2.
Team Scores: 1. Dickinson 186, 2. Messiah 99, 3. Gettysburg 89, 4. Widener 64, 5. Hood 54, 6. Hagerstown CC 52, 7. Keystone 44.5, 8. McDaniel 29, 9. Catholic 28, 10. Goucher 15, 11. Lebanon Valley 2.5.
McDaniel Results: 3,000: 8. Becky Kaler 11:23.91; 300: 5. Chloe Allen-Gorman 46.63, 12. Miranda Martin 58.73; 55 Hurdles Prelims: 3q. Jasmine McCormick 9.10*, 10. Claire Lawson 9.87*; 55 Hurdles Finals: 3. McCormick 9.01*; 1,000: 5. Kelsey Minyon 3:46.22, 7. Amelia Lawrence 3:53.14, 8. Sarah Lighter 4:00.66; 4x800 Relay: 1. McCormick, Lawson, Kaler, Allen-Gorman 10:24.22; Pole Vault: 8. Danielle Fatzinger 2.45m (8- ½)*; Shot Put: 14. Fatzinger 8.45m (27-8 ¾)*.
* Centennial Conference qualifying standard