April 13, 2013

Corson finishes fifth in 400

BALTIMORE, Md. – Katie Corson (Ocean View, N.J./Ocean City) finished fifth in the 400 to lead McDaniel to a 10th-place finish at the Hopkins-Loyola Invitational in women's outdoor track and field action on Saturday.

Corson crossed in a Centennial Conference (CC)-qualifying time of 1:01.45 to register the top individual finish of the day.

As a team, the Green Terror recorded 24.5 points. Johns Hopkins won its own invitational with 229 points.

Corson was also part of both the 4x100- and 4x800-meter relays. She joined Taylor Stillings (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty), Jasmine McCormick (Antioch, Calif./Holy Name) and Claire Lawson (McMinnville, Ore./McMinnville) to finish seventh in the 4x100 with a time of 52.66 seconds.

In the 4x800, it was Chloe Allen-Gorman (Portland, Ore./Lincoln) and Becky Kaler (Jefferson, Md./Brunswick) joining Corson and Lawson for a time of 10:17.15 to finish third.

Corson was also 25th, hitting the CC standard in the long jump with aleap of 4.54 meters.

Kaler crossed 27th in the 1,500 with a CC-qualifying time of 5:08.13.

Alva Ecker (Gettysburg, Pa./Gettysburg) moved into second place on the program's all-time list in the pole vault, clearing 2.74 meters to finish seventh at the meet.

Laura Shinn (Weehawken, N.J./Pennington Prep) rounded out the conference-qualifying marks on the track, finishing eighth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 13:11.88.

Kelsey Dickman (Abington, Md./Bel Air) led the way in the throws, finishing ninth in the shot put (10.38 meters) and 13th in the javelin (26.99).

McCormick was 18th in the shot put, throwing a distance of 8.83 meters.

Danielle Fatzinger (North Catasauqua, Pa./Catasauqua) and Katie Krishan rounded out a trio of qualifiers in the javelin, finishing 14th (26.86) and 20th (23.26), respectively.

The Green Terror returns to action at its own Twilight Meet on Wednesday.

Team Scores: 1. Johns Hopkins 229, 2. Salisbury 112.5, 3. Christopher Newport 89, 4. Loyola (Md.) 83, 5. Millersville 79, 6. Mary Washington 48, 7T. York (Pa.) 38, 7T. Hood 38, 9. Maryland 31, 10. McDaniel 24.5, 11. Towson 20, 12. Wesley 12, 13. Howard CC 2.

McDaniel Results: 4x100 Relay: 7. Taylor Stillings, Jasmine McCormick, Claire Lawson, Katie Corson 52.66; 1,500: 27. Becky Kaler 5:08.13*, 32. Chloe Allen-Gorman 5:16.11, 36. Emily Gross 5:19.87, 46. Amber Slater 5:46.94, 48. Amelia Lawrence 5:53.44, 49. Lauren Murray 5:55.73, 52. Avalon McOmber 6:03.23, 53. Kelsey Minyon 6:11.62; 400: 5. Corson 1:01.45*; 800: 41. Sarah Kulp 3:11.03; 3,000 Steeplechase: 8. Laura Shinn 13:11.88*; 4x800 Relay: 3. Allen-Gorman, Lawson, Kaler, Corson 10:17.15, 4. McCormick, Lawrence, Shinn, Sarah Holbrook 11:13.37; 5. Murray, McOmber, Kulp, Minyon 12:28.98; Javelin: 13. Kelsey Dickman 26.99m (88-6)*, 14. Danielle Fatzinger 26.86m (88-1)*, 20. Katie Krishan 23.26m (76-4)*, 21. Phoebe McHale 16.96m (55-8), 23. Kelsey Mannix 14.47m (47-6);  Pole Vault: 7. Alva Ecker 2.74m (8-11 ¾)*; Long Jump: 25. Corson 4.54m (14-10 ¾)*, 31. Stillings 4.05m (13-3 ½); Shot Put: 9. Dickman 10.38m (34- ¾)*, 18. McCormick 8.83m (28-11 ¾)*; Discus: 20. Fatzinger 21.63m (70-11), 22. Krishan 18.75m (61-6).

* Centennial Conference qualifying standard

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