March 31, 2012

Shinn finishes ninth in steeple

TOWSON, Md. – Laura Shinn (Weehawken, N.J./Pennington Prep) finished ninth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase to lead McDaniel at the Towson Invitational in women's outdoor track and field action on Saturday.

Shinn finished in a time of 13:30.30 to hit one of seven Centennial Conference (CC) qualifiers at the non-scoring meet that featured Division I, II and III teams.

Jasmine McCormick (Antioch, Calif./Holy Name) added a ninth-place showing in the high jump, clearing 1.45 meters to earn a conference qualifier. The jump ranks seventh on the Green Terror all-time list. She was also 19th in the 100 hurdles with a time of 19.82 seconds.

Katie Corson (Ocean View, N.J./Ocean City) and Becky Kaler (Jefferson, Md./Brunswick) each recorded a pair of CC qualifiers on the day.

Corson was 14th with a time of 1:00.94 in the 400 and the long jump with a leap of 4.41 meters. Kaler crossed 22nd in the 1,500 (5:06.94) and 33rd in the 800 (2:38.46).

Teresa Paz (Hollywood, Md./Leonardtown) rounded out the CC marks, finishing 20th in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:18.09.

Paz, Corson and McCormick joined Annie Krueger (Stevensville, Md./Kent Island) to finish fifth in the 4x100 relay, combining for a time of 54.63 seconds.

Corson, Kaler, McCormick and Paz were 13th in the 4x400 relay with a time of 4:28.22.

Krueger added a 10th-place showing in the high jump, clearing 1.40 meters.

Phoebe McHale (Collegeville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley) crossed 13th in the 5,000 with a time of 22:08.85.

Missy Black (Atglen, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) was 31st in the 1,500 (5:29.48) and 36th in the 800 (2:42.42).

Sarah Holbrook (Winchester, Va./John Handley) and Avalon McOmber (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) rounded out McDaniel competitors. Holbrook was 43rd in the 800 (2:54.57) while McOmber was 35th in the 1,500 (6:00.13).

The Green Terror returns to action at its own Twilight Invitational on Wednesday. Action begins at 4 p.m.

McDaniel Results: 400: 14. Katie Corson 1:00.94* 800: 33. Becky Kaler 2:38.46*, 36. Missy Black 2:42.42, 43. Sarah Holbrook 2:54.57; 1,500: 22. Becky Kaler 5:06.94*, 31. Black 5:29.48, 35. Avalon McOmber 6:00.13; 5,000: 13. Phoebe McHale 22:08.85; 100 Hurdles: 19. Jasmine McCormick 19.82; 400 Hurdles: 20. Teresa Paz 1:18.09*; 3,000 Steeplechase: 9. Laura Shinn 13:30.30*; 4x100 Relay: 5. Paz, Corson, Annie Krueger, McCormick 54.63; 4x400 Relay: 13. Corson, Kaler, McCormick, Paz 4:28.22; High Jump: 9J. McCormick 1.45m (4-9)*, 10T. Krueger 1.40m (4-7); Long Jump: 14. Corson 4.41m (14-5 ¾)*.

* Centennial Conference qualifying standard

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