Women's Cross Country

Women open season third at Metro Meet

Women open season third at Metro Meet

Wilson places 16th to pace McDaniel

BALTIMORE, Md. - Lindsay Wilson (Catonsville, Md./Seton Keogh) finished in 16th place overall to lead McDaniel to a third-place showing at the 2009 Baltimore Metro Meet in women's cross country action on Friday.

The Green Terror registered 107 points, finishing behind only Johns Hopkins, which is ranked fifth in the USTFCCCA Division III preseason poll, and Division I Towson. The Blue Jays placed seven runners in the top eight spots to win easily with 17 points. The Tigers recorded 46 points in the eight-team event.

Wilson - the first runner not from Johns Hopkins or Towson to finish - completed the 5,000-meter course in a time of 19:54.34.

Roxanne Fleischer (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) was the second Green Terror runner across the line, finishing 20th in a time of 20:28.43.

Jennifer Garnett (Los Altos, Calif./Homestead) placed 29th overall in a time of 21:22.62 while freshman Joy Chand (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) was 34th overall in a time of 21:47.22.

Laura Shinn (Weehawken, N.J./Pennington) rounded out McDaniel's top five with a 60th-place showing (23:53.36).

Freshman Forest Fleischer (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) debuted with a time of 24:04.85.

The Green Terror returns to action in its own home invitational on Sept. 12.

Team Scores (5,000 meters, 90 competitors): 1. Johns Hopkins 17, 2. Towson 46, 3. McDaniel 107, 4. Loyola 111, 5. Coppin State 155, 6. Goucher 160, 7. Morgan State 162, 8. CCBC 221.

McDaniel Finishers: 16. Lindsay Wilson 19:54.34, 20. Roxanne Fleischer 20:28.43, 29. Jennifer Garnett 21:22.62, 34. Joy Chand 21:47.22, 60. Laura Shinn 23:53.36, 65. Forest Fleischer 24:04.85, 70. Lisa Katchan 24:31.46, 71. Lauren DiNatalie 24:38.39, 72. Emily Hajjar 24:41.47, 78. Sarah Holbrook 25:37.13, 80. Missy Black 26:15.53.