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Corson takes ninth in 400

Phoebe McHale  2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Phoebe McHale 2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

BALTIMORE, Md. – Katie Corson (Ocean View, N.J./Ocean City) finished ninth in the 400 to lead McDaniel to an 11th-place finish at the Hopkins/Loyola Invitational in women's outdoor track and field action on Saturday.

The Green Terror finished with five points as a team. Towson won the meet with 274.5 points.

Corson recorded one of six Centennial Conference (CC)-qualifying marks, crossing with a time of 1:01.61. She was also part of the 4x800-meter relay, joining Jasmine McCormick (Antioch, Calif./Holy Name), Teresa Paz (Hollywood, Md./Leonardtown) and Missy Black (Atglen, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) to finish fourth with a time of 10:38.17.

McCormick added three qualifiers, finishing 10th in the high jump (1.45 meters), 21st in the shot put (9.20) and 12th in the 100 hurdles (17.00 seconds).

Annie Krueger (Stevensville, Md./Kent Island) matched McCormick in the high jump to join her in seventh place on the all-time performer list.

Phoebe McHale (Collegeville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley) rounded out the CC qualifiers with a toss of 17.28 meters to finish 19th in the javelin.

Becky Kaler (Jefferson, Md./Brunswick) crossed 18th in the 5,000 with a time of 19:58.95 while McHale was 28th with a time of 21:59.14.

Black finished 27th in the 1,500 with a time of 5:23.40. Laura Shinn (Weehawken, N.J./Pennington Prep) was 34th (5:46.07) and Joy Chand (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) was 36th (5:55.61).

Shinn was also 29th (2:50.57) in the 800 while Chand was 31st (2:54.76). Sarah Holbrook (Winchester, Va./H.B. Woodlawn) crossed 30th (2:53.89).

Sarah Kulp (Amherst, Mass./Amherst Regional) and Katherine Armstrong (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) were 33rd (3:19.72) and 34th (3:35.52), respectively.

The Green Terror returns to action at its own home twilight meet on Tuesday. Action begins at 4 p.m.

Team Scores: 1. Towson 274.5, 2. Johns Hopkins 129, 3. Christopher Newport 104.5, 4. Salisbury 101, 5. Loyola 58, 6. Washington and Lee 34, 7T. Mary Washington 31, 7T. York (Pa.) 31, 9. Keystone 18, 10. Frostburg 6, 11. McDaniel 5.

McDaniel Results: 400: 9. Katie Corson 1:01.61*; 800: 29. Laura Shinn 2:50.57, 30. Sarah Holbrook 2:53.89, 31. Joy Chand 2:54.76, 33. Sarah Kulp 3:19.72, 34. Katherine Armstrong 3:35.52; 1,500: 27. Missy Black 5:23.40, 34. Shinn 5:46.07, 36. Chand 5:55.61; 5,000: 18. Becky Kaler 19:58.95, 28. Phoebe McHale 21:59.14; 100 Hurdles: 12. Jasmine McCormick 17.00*, 4x800 Relay: 4. Corson, McCormick, Teresa Paz, Black 10:38.17; High Jump: 10T. McCormick 1.45m (4-9)*, 10T. Annie Krueger 1.45m (4-9)*; Shot Put: 21. McCormick 9.20m (30-2 ¼)*; Javelin: 19. McHale 17.28m (56-8)*.

* Centennial Conference qualifying standard