October 16, 2010

McDaniel takes third in final tuneup

Black, Peoples notch top-10 finishes to lead Green Terror

FREDERICK, Md. – Missy Black (West Grove, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) finished fifth overall to lead McDaniel to a third-place finish at the Hood Invitational in women's cross country action on Saturday.

Finishing without its top runner, the Green Terror still placed third with 84 points in the 10-team field. Bridgewater finished first with 36 points while Catholic was second with 52 points.

Black completed the 6,000-meter course in a time of 25:39.16 while Emily Peoples (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) added a top-10 showing, finishing with a time of 26:08.39 to cross ninth.

Freshman Becky Kaler (Jefferson, Md./Brunswick) turned in her fastest 6K time with a time of 26:35.22 to place 13th overall.  

Joy Chand (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) placed 26th overall with a time of 27:46.56.

The Green Terror takes next week off before returning to action at the Centennial Conference Championship hosted by Johns Hopkins on Oct. 30. Race time is 11 a.m.

Team Scores: 1. Bridgewater 36, 3. Catholic 52, 3. McDaniel 84, 4. Westminster (Pa.) 86, 5. Pitt-Johnstown 157, 6. Penn State Altoona 178, 7. Hood 183, 8. Howard CC 188, 9. Mount Aloysius 246, 10. Alvernia 277.

McDaniel Results (6,000 meters, 98 competitors): 5. Missy Black 25:39.16, 9. Emily Peoples 26:08.39, 13. Becky Kaler 26:35.22, 26. Joy Chand 27:46.56, 42. Laura Shinn 28:45.65, 47. Phoebe McHale 29:12.28, 56. Amber Slater 29:51.81, 74. Kristine Harjes 31:53.73, 88. Forest Fleischer 36:01.62.

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