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Women's Cross Country

Merkel finishes 26th at Hood

Samantha Merkel (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Samantha Merkel (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
McDaniel places seventh of 10 team
What:
Hood College Open in women's cross country action
When:
Saturday, Oct. 13
Where: Frederick, Md. – Utica Park

THE SKINNY STORY
McDaniel finished seventh out of 10 teams in the 6,000-meter race at the Hood College Open with 208 points.

THE LEADERS
Samantha Merkel (Baltimore, Md./Winters Mill) finished 26th with a time of 25:07.9.
Megan Mesick (Fredericksburg, Va./Chancellor) placed 36th with a time of 26:20.8.

FOR THE FOES
• Ashley Mazer won the individual title with a time of 23:14.1 to lead Salisbury to the team title with 30 points.

THE REST OF THE STORY
Bailey Chapman (Bel Air, Md./Patterson Mill) finished 61st with a time of 28:11.3.
Mackenzie Meyer (San Jose, Calif./Pioneer) placed 79th with a time of 30:21.3.
Sarah Case (Frederick, Md./Oakdale) finished 87th with a time of 33:00.8.
• Nichelle Columbia (Derwood, Md./Magruder) placed 103rd with a time of 39:50.1.

THE INSIDE STORY
• At the 6,000-meter distance, 104 runners competed on the course.
Samantha Merkel turned in the No. 2 Green Terror time all-time on the course.
Megan Mesick posted the sixth-best Green Terror time at Utica Park.
Bailey Chapman ran the No. 14 time for McDaniel all-time on the course.
• All six McDaniel runners turned in 6,000-meter collegiate bests.

NEXT UP
McDaniel returns to action at the Centennial Conference Championship at Haverford on Saturday, Oct. 27. Race time is 11 a.m.