March 29, 2014

Relay hits ECAC mark

BRIDGEWATER, Va. – The 4x800-meter relay finished second, hitting an ECAC-qualifying time to lead McDaniel at the Jopson Invitational hosted by Bridgewater in women's outdoor track and field action on Saturday.

The quartet of Jasmine McCormick (Antioch, Calif./Holy Name), Claire Lawson (McMinnville, Ore./McMinnville), Becky Kaler (Jefferson, Md./Brunswick) and Chloe Allen-Gorman (Portland, Ore./Lincoln) turned in a time of 10:07.74 to hit the mark in their first attempt this spring. The time ranks fourth all-time for the Green Terror, leading the way at the non-scoring meet.

McCormick added two other Centennial Conference (CC)-qualifying marks. She finished fourth in the 100 finals with a time of 13.66 seconds after posting a time of 13.62 and sit fifth in the prelims. She was also second in the 100 hurdles with a time of 16.30 after qualifying third with a time of 17.01.

Lawson joined McCormick with a qualifying time in the 100 hurdles. She was fourth in the prelims with a time of 17.31 before posting a time of 17.73 to finish fourth in the finals.

Allen-Gorman finished seventh in the 1,500 with a time of 5:05.29 while Kaler was ninth in a time of 5:05.56. Both just missed the CC mark.

Emily Gross (Red Lion, Pa./Red Lion) missed the conference qualifier by 0.10 seconds in the 800, finishing ninth with a time of 2:34.72.

The Green Terror returns to action at the Millersville Metrics on Saturday.

McDaniel Results: 100 Prelims: 5q. Jasmine McCormick 13.62*; 100 Finals: 4. McCormick 13.66*; 400: 4. Miranda Martin 1:23.69; 800: 9. Emily Gross 2:34.72; 1,500: 7. Chloe Allen-Gorman 5:05.29, 9. Becky Kaler 5:08.56, 24. Lucy Benson 6:03.84; 100 Hurdles Prelims: 3q. McCormick 17.01*, 4q. Claire Lawson 17.31*; 100 Hurdles Finals: 2. McCormick 16.30*, 4. Lawson 17.73*; Discus: 15. Danielle Fatzinger 22.28m (73-1); 3,000: 15. Kelsey Minyon 12:59.32, 17. Amelia Lawrence 13:24.91; 4x800 Relay: 2. McCormick, Lawson, Kaler, Allen-Gorman 10:07.74^, 6. Gross, Benson, Minyon, Lawrence 11:33.00.

* Centennial Conference qualifying standard; $ ECAC qualifying standard

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