Fatzinger finishes fifth in vault

Danielle Fatzinger (c) 2014 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Danielle Fatzinger (c) 2014 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

HAVERFORD, Pa. – Danielle Fatzinger (North Catasauqua, Pa./Catasauqua) finished fifth in the pole vault to lead McDaniel at the 2014 Centennial Conference women's indoor track and field championship hosted by Haverford on Sunday.

As a team, the Green Terror finished ninth with five points. Johns Hopkins ran away with the team title, scoring 243.33 points. Swarthmore finished second with 81 points.

Fatzinger turned in a personal-best jump of 2.60 meters to move into a tie for fourth place on the program's all-time list. She was also 19th in the shot put with a throw of 8.07 meters.

Chloe Allen-Gorman (Portland, Ore./Lincoln) added the other McDaniel point on the day, finishing eighth in the 800 with a time of 2:27.59.

Allen-Gorman joined Claire Lawson (McMinnville, Ore./McMinnville), Lucy Benson (Wilmington, Del./Sanford) and Becky Kaler (Jefferson, Md./Brunswick) to add a pair of ninth-place finishes in two relays.

The distance medley relay turned in a time of 13:19.01 to record the fourth-best time in program history while the 4x800-meter relay posted a time of 10:39.33.

Lawson rounded out the competitors, finishing 10th in the 60 hurdles with a time of 10.73 seconds.

McDaniel opens the outdoor season at the Battleground Relays hosted by Mary Washington on Mar. 21-22.

Team Scores: 1. Johns Hopkins 243.33, 2. Swarthmore 81.5, 3. Dickinson 81, 4. Muhlenberg 67.33, 5. Gettysburg 58.5, 6. Haverford 58, 7. Ursinus 54.33, 8. Franklin & Marshall 41, 9. Bryn Mawr 12, 10. McDaniel 5.

McDaniel Results: 800: 8. Chloe Allen-Gorman 2:27.59; 60 Hurdles Prelims: 10. Claire Lawson 10.73; 4x800 Relay: 9. Allen-Gorman, Lawson, Becky Kaler, Lucy Benson 10:39.33; Distance Medley Relay: 9. Allen-Gorman, Benson, Lawson, Kaler 13:19.01; Pole Vault: 5J. Danielle Fatzinger 2.60m (8-6 ¼); Shot Put: 19. Fatzinger 8.07m (26-5 ¾).