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:
- Samantha Merkel finished third (22:52.07)
- Chandra Reiff (Westminster, Md./Westminster) finished fourth (23:48.60)
- Bailey Chapman (Bel Air, Md./Patterson Mill) finished fifth (26:16.80)
Four of a Kind: The following athletes rounded out the Green Terror's scoring four in the 3K:
- Rebecca Debinski finished third (13:40.00)
- Jill Shephard (Monkton, Md./North Harford) finished fourth (14:30.02)
- Mollie Murphy (Short Hills, N.J./Millburn) finished fifth (14:33.27)
Rounding out the Field: The following also competed in 3K:
- Mackenzie Meyer, 7th, 14:55.62
- Yusrah Adebayo, 9th, 16:13.55
- Mable Buchanan, 10th, 16:16.14
- Sydney Gansalves, 11th, 16:17.76
- Danielle Baltrip, 12th, 18:04.91
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.