High five

Katie Corson, Jennifer Garnett © 2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

McDaniel finishes second at second Twilight Meet

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Katie Corson (Ocean View, N.J./Ocean City) recorded four top-three finishes to lead McDaniel to a second-place finish at its own home twilight meet in women's outdoor track and field action on Wednesday.

As a team, the Green Terror amassed 103 points to finish second only to Navy, which tallied 124 points at the nine-team meet. The hosts racked up 15 top-five individual showings across the 14 events in which athletes were entered.

Corson won the 100 hurdles with a time of 18.31 seconds – one of three victories recorded by McDaniel athletes. Corson notched Centennial Conference (CC) qualifiers in five of the six events in which she competed, including the 100 hurdles.

She was also second, hitting conference marks in both the high jump (1.40 meters) and long jump (4.58), and placed third in the 400 hurdles with a CC-qualifying time of 1:09.66.

Corson was sixth in the javelin, reaching the conference standard with a throw of 17.74 meters.

Jennifer Garnett (Los Altos, Calif./Homestead) and Emily Peoples (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) rounded out the victors for the Green Terror.

Garnett won the 400 with a personal-best time of 1:00.03, ranking third on the program's all-time performer list. She added a fifth-place, conference-qualifying time of 27.60 in the 200.

Peoples was the first collegiate finisher across the line in the 5,000, notching a time of 19:35.40.

Amber Slater (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) was second, leading a quartet of McDaniel runners to the line with a time of 5:56.54.

Lauren Murray (6:08.94), Phoebe McHale (Collegeville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley) (6:22.85) and Forest Fleischer (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) (6:32.73) rounded out the group.

Laura Shinn (Weehawken, N.J./Pennington) and Joy Chand (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) were third (13:46.30) and fourth (13:50.53), respectively, in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. The duo also finished 4-5 in the 800.

Sarah Byron (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) crossed third in the 100 (13.66) and fourth in the 200 (27.53).

Kelsey Dickman (Abingdon, Md./Bel Air) led the way in the throws with fifth-place showing in the shot put, tossing a distance of 11.27 meters.

The Green Terror returns to action at the Widener Invitational on Friday.

Team Scores: 1. Navy 124, 2. McDaniel 103, 3. Howard CC 74, 4. Hood 55, 5. Stevenson 42, 6. Catholic 18, 7. York (Pa.) 16, 8. Goucher 14, 9. Washington Adventist 4.

McDaniel Results: 100: 3. Sarah Byron 13.66*; 200: 4. Byron 27.53*, 5. Jennifer Garnett 27.60*, 400: 1. Garnett 1:00.03*; 800: 4. Laura Shinn 2:51.12, 5. Joy Chand 2:54.38; 1,500: 2. Amber Slater 5:56.54, 3. Lauren Murray 6:08.94, 4. Phoebe McHale 6:22.85, 5. Forest Fleischer 6:32.73; 5,000: 1. Emily Peoples 19:35.40*; 100 Hurdles: 1. Katie Corson 18.31*; 400 Hurdles: 3. Corson 1:09.66*; 3,000 Steeplechase: 3. Shinn 13:46.30*, 4. Chand 13:50.53*; High Jump: 2. Corson 1.40m (4-7 ½)*; Long Jump: 2. Corson 4.58m (15- ½)*; Shot Put: 5. Kelsey Dickman 11.27m (36-11 ¾)*, 7. Katie Jones 9.87m (32-4 ¾)*, 12. Corson 6.32m (20-9); Discus: 8. Jones 29.39m (96-5)*, 10. Dickman 21.22m (69-7); Javelin: 6. Corson 17.74m (58-2)*, 7. Dickman 17.57m (57-7)*.

* Centennial Conference qualifying standard

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