Kaler finishes 169th

Becky Kaler 2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

BIG SPRING, Pa. – Becky Kaler (Jefferson, Md./Brunswick) finished 169th overall to lead McDaniel to a 40th-place finish at the 2012 NCAA Division III Mideast Regional in women's cross country action on Saturday.

The Green Terror finished with 1,167 points. Johns Hopkins led a trio of Centennial Conference teams in the top three, winning the 49-team regional with 63 points.

Kaler completed the 6,000-meter course with a time of 26:15.2 – her best time on the Big Spring High School course by 15 seconds.

Caroline Unger (Park Ridge, Ill./Maine South) crossed 231st overall with a time of 27:21.6, which was 46 seconds faster than when she ran on the course in September.

Amber Slater (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) placed 248th in a time of 27:40.8 – a 55-second PR on the course – while Sophia Fricke (PA Furnace, Pa./State College Area) was 273rd with a time of 28:33.2 – a PR of 1:32 on the course.

Kristin Beil (Parkton, Md./Hereford) placed 283rd (28:44.6) while Joy Chand (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson was 291st (28:53.8).

Team Scores: 1. Johns Hopkins 63, 2. Haverford 79, 3. Dickinson 126, 4. Carnegie Mellon 210, 5. Elizabethtown 223, 6. Gettysburg 225, 7. Marywood 234, 8. Muhlenberg 309, 9. Grove City 318, 10. Swarthmore 332, 11. PSU-Behrend 377, 12. DeSales 392, 13. York (Pa.) 395, 14. Allegheny 417, 15. Geneva 463, 16. Bryn Mawr 473, 17. Messiah 483, 18. Juniata 505, 19. Franklin & Marshall 515, 20. Lebanon Valley 590, 21. Moravian 604, 22. Misericordia 618, 23. Waynesburg 645, 24. Goucher 654, 25. Westminster (Pa.) 661, 26. Susquehanna 666, 27. Scranton 707, 28. Thiel 730, 29. Gwynedd-Mercy 796, 30. Widener 826, 31. St. Vincent 873, 32. Washington and Jefferson 895, 33. Eastern 947, 34. Cairn 960, 35. PSU-Berks 993, 36. Ursinus 1026, 37. St. Mary's (Md.) 1027, 38. Stevenson 1146, 39. Hood 1165, 40. McDaniel 1167, 41. Lycoming 1184, 42. Bethany (W.Va.) 1194, 43. Thomas More 1248, 44. Frostburg State 1345, 45. Wilkes 1375, 46. King's (Pa.) 1400, 47. Keystone 1401, 48. Immaculata 1557, 49. Cedar Crest 1591.

McDaniel Results (6,000 meters, 346 competitors): 169. Becky Kaler 26:15.2, 231. Caroline Unger 27:21.6, 248. Amber Slater 27:40.8, 273. Sophia Fricke 28:33.2, 283. Kristin Beil 28:44.6, 291. Joy Chand 28:53.8.

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