Kaler finishes 70th

Becky Kaler 2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – In a meet that featured 36 complete teams and 394 runners, Becky Kaler (Jefferson, Md./Brunswick) finished 70th overall to lead McDaniel to a 19th-place finish at the Gettysburg Invitational in women's cross country action on Saturday.

The Green Terror finished with 532 points in the meet that included teams from all levels. Division II Shippensburg won the 6,000-meter event with 92 points. McDaniel was 13th among the Division III teams.

Kaler – as with 12 of her teammates – recorded her best 6K time of the season, completing the course in a time of 24:33. It was the seventh-best McDaniel time on the course all-time.

Jasmine McCormick (Antioch, Calif./Holy Name) recorded the 10th best time on the course with an 81st-place finish, crossing in a time of 24:54.

Claire Lawson (McMinnville, Ore./McMinnville) moved into 11th place on the Green Terror's all-time performer list on the course, finishing 149th with a time of 25:57.

Caroline Unger (Park Ridge, Ill./Maine South) and Sophia Fricke (PA Furnace, Pa./State College Area) rounded out McDaniel's top five, crossing 189th (26:39) and 194th (26:43), respectively.

McDaniel returns to action at Centennial Conference Championship hosted by Haverford on Saturday, Oct. 27. Action begins at 11 a.m.

Team Scores: 1. Shippensburg 92, 2. Gettysburg 118, 3. Bucknell 127, 4. Grove City 164, 5. Denison 184, 6. St. Bonaventure 188, 7. Lock Haven 215, 8. Millersville 269, 9. Juniata 271, 10. Waynesburg 317, 11. Houghton 345, 12. Misericordia 366, 13T. Salisbury 380, 13T. Roanoke 380, 15. Susquehanna 385, 16. Goucher 395, 17. Southern Virginia 413, 18. Alderson-Broaddus 480, 19. McDaniel 532, 20. Assumption 562, 21. West Liberty St. 566,. 22. Fairmont St 605, 23. Penn State-Berks 619, 24. Mary Baldwin 646, 25. Pitt.-Johnstown 682, 26. Stevenson 736, 27. Marymount 751, 28. Truett-McConnell 795, 29. Frostburg State 863, 30. Randolph 895, 31. Alvernia 932, 32. Pitt.-Greensburg 947, 33. Anne Arundel CC 981, 34. Lancaster Bible 1017, 35. Penn State-Harrisburg 1093, 36. Salem Int'l 1172.

McDaniel Results (6,000 meters, 394 competitors): 70. Becky Kaler 24:33, 81. Jasmine McCormick 24:54, 149. Claire Lawson 25;57, 189. Caroline Unger 26:39, 194. Sophia Fricke 26:43, 208. Joy Chand 26:55, 215. Amber Slater 27:00, 265. Kristin Beil 28:02, 267. Kelsey Minyon 28:05, 287. Avalon McOmber 28:50, 298. Sarah Holbrook 29:11, 309. Sarah Kulp 29:32, 339. Abby Richardson 20:36, 355. Forest Fleischer 32:05.

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