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Women's Cross Country

Merkel finishes second at home

Samantha Merkel (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Samantha Merkel (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Samantha Merkel (Baltimore, Md./Winters Mill) finished second in the 3,000-meter race to lead McDaniel to a win at its own Green Terror Challenge in women's cross country action on Saturday.

Time and Score:

  • The Green Terror posted a perfect score in both the 3,000-meter and 5,000-meter races to finish with 10 points in each race.

Head of the Class:

  • McDaniel alumnae Emily Peoples '11 won both the 3,000- (12:38.55) and 5,000-meter (21:11.12) races.
  • Rebecca Debinski (Sykesville, Md./Century) finished second in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 22:00.39.
  • Samantha Merkel was second in the 3,000-meter race with a time of 13:09.16.

Five of a Kind: The following athletes rounded out the Green Terror's finishers in the 5K:

Four of a Kind: The following athletes rounded out the Green Terror's scoring four in the 3K:

Rounding out the Field: The following also competed in 3K:

Next Up: The Green Terror is back in action at the Hornet Harrier hosted by Shenandoah at Kernstown Battlefield on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.

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