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Emily Peoples © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Veterans lead McDaniel in season-opening action

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Emily Peoples (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) finished 28th overall to lead McDaniel to a fourth-place showing at the 2011 Baltimore Metro Meet in season-opening women's cross country action on Friday.

The Green Terror finished with 113 points in the six-team invitational that was hosted on the squad's home course.

Peoples turned in a time of 21:26.66 to place 28th but was just the third non-Towson or Johns Hopkins runner to cross the line. The Tigers edged the Blue Jays 29-30 in the team standings. Goucher, which had the other two runners ahead of Peoples in the finishing order, was third with 91 points.

Missy Black (Atglen, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) and Becky Kaler (Jefferson, Md./Brunswick) finished 33rd (21:35.32) and 34th (21:44.59), respectively.

Senior Laura Shinn (Weehawken, N.J./Pennington) was 56th in a time of 23:25.56.

Newcomers Avalon McOmber (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) and Carly Hamann (Lilburn, Ga./Brookwood) rounded out the team's top six with times of 24:10.38 and 24:26.32, respectively.

McDaniel returns to action on the same course in its own Green Terror Invitational on Sept. 10. The first race begins at 9:45 a.m.

Team Scores: 1. Towson 29, 2. Johns Hopkins 30, 3. Goucher 91, 4. McDaniel 113, 5. Hood 144, 6. Stevenson 161.

McDaniel Results (5,000 meters, 86 competitors): 28. Emily Peoples 21:26.66, 33. Missy Black 21:35.32, 34. Becky Kaler 21:44.59, 56. Laura Shinn 23:25.56, 65. Avalon McOmber 24:10.38, 66. Carly Hamann 24:26.32, 69. Amber Slater 24:48.80, 73. Lauren Murray 26:06.37, 75. Jennifer Panek 26:07.93, 76. Sarah Holbrook 26:38.67, 78. Sarah Kulp 27:06.63, 80. Forest Fleischer 27:25.83, 83. Carolyn Sledzik 29:06.19.

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Missy Black talks about the team's first race of the season.

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