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Women's Outdoor Track & Field

Merkel wins 800, 1500

Samantha Merkel (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Samantha Merkel (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Samantha Merkel (Baltimore, Md./Winters Mill) won the 800 and 1500 to lead McDaniel to a second-place finish at its own Twilight Meet in women's outdoor track and field action on Monday.


  • The Green Terror finished second with 65 points. Montgomery College won the five-tem meet with 157 points.

Head of the Class: The following athletes won an event at the meet:

  • Samantha Merkel won the 800 with a time of 2:41.55 and the 1500 with a time of 5:32.83.
  • Danielle Baltrip (Andrews AFB, Md./Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr.) won the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:14.03.

Standard Bearer: The following athletes hit Centennial Conference-qualifying marks at the meet:

  • Danielle Baltrip: 100, finishing fourth with a time of 13.95 seconds; 400 hurdles, finishing first with a time of 1:14.03.
  • Simi Adeoye: discus, finishing third with a mark of 26.75 meters.

Rounding out the Field: The following also competed at the event:

Next Up: The Green Terror returns to action at the Blue Jay Invitational hosted by Elizabethtown on Saturday.