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Kaler wins 3,000

Becky Kaler  2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Becky Kaler 2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Becky Kaler (Jefferson, Md./Brunswick) won the 3,000 meters to lead McDaniel at the McDaniel Twilight Meet in women's outdoor track and field action on Tuesday.

Kaler turned in a time of 10:57.49 to win the event at the non-scoring meet.

Laura Shinn (Weehawken, N.J./Pennington Prep) and Missy Black (Atglen, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) added a pair of second-place finishes. Shinn was second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a Centennial Conference (CC)-qualfying time of 13:24.64 while Black completed the 3,000 meters in a time of 12:04.15.

Black was also seventh in the 1,500 with a time of 5:26.60.

Phoebe McHale (Collegeville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley) finished third in the 3,000 meters with a time of 12:32.52 and ninth in the javelin with a throw of 13.93 meters.

Annie Krueger (Stevensville, Md./Kent Island) placed fourth in the high jump, clearing 1.37 meters.

Avalon McOmber (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) finished fourth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 12:56.42 while Jasmine McCormick (Antioch, Calif./Holy Name) crossed seventh in the 400 hurdles (1:13.07).

Forest Fleischer (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) and Sarah Kulp (Amherst, Mass./Amherst Regional) rounded out the McDaniel competitors, finishing eighth (3:14.63) and ninth (3:14.66), respectively, in the 800.

The Green Terror returns to action at the Mason-Dixon Invitational hosted by Gettysburg on Saturday.

McDaniel Results: 800: 8. Forest Fleischer 3:14.63, 9. Sarah Kulp 3:14.66; 1,500: 7. Missy Black 5:26.60; 3,000: 1. Becky Kaler 10:57.49, 2. Black 12:04.15, 3. Phoebe McHale 12:32.52, 4. Avalon McOmber 12:56.42; 400 Hurdles: 6. Jasmine McCormick 1:13.07*, 3,000 Steeplechase: 2. Laura Shinn 13:24.64*; High Jump: 4. Annie Krueger 1.37m (4-6)*; Javelin: 9. McHale 13.93m (45-8).

* Centennial Conference qualifying standard