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O'Hara finishes fourth in 400

Riley O'Hara (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Riley O'Hara (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
McDaniel places fifth at Mason-Dixon Invitational
What:
Women's outdoor track and field meet
When:
Saturday, Apr. 20
Where: Gettysburg, Pa. – Gettysburg College

THE SKINNY STORY
McDaniel posted five conference qualifiers as part of a fifth-place finish at the Mason-Dixon Invitational hosted by Gettysburg. The Green Terror recorded 35 points at the meet.

THE LEADERS
Riley O'Hara (Fairfax, Va./Robinson Secondary) led the Green Terror with a fourth-place finish in the 400. She turned in a personal-best time of 1:07.91, just missing the conference qualifier in the event.
Megan Mesick (Fredericksburg, Va./Chancellor) was sixth in the 800 with a time of 2:33.87.
• O'Hara and Mesick also joined Rachel Dixon (Crofton, Md./Arundel) and Mackenzie Meyer (San Jose, Calif./Pioneer) to finish fourth in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 4;43.52.
• Dixon led the way in the jumps with a Centennial Conference (CC)-qualifying jump of 4.27 meters to finish sixth in the long jump.
• Meyer was eighth in the long jump with a leap of 3.63 meters.
Sarah Case (Frederick, Md./Oakdale) placed seventh in the discus with a CC and ECAC-qualifying throw of 29.25 meters.
Simi Adeoye (Frederick, Md.) was seventh in the hammer with a throw of 27.60 meters, which ranks second in program history.
Ashley Deal (Littlestown, Pa./Littlestown) placed seventh in the javelin with a throw of 21.39 meters to hit the conference qualifier.
Amanda Carzoo was eighth in the hammer with a throw of 9.84 meters, which ranks eighth all-time.

FOR THE FOES:
• Holy Family won the nine-team invitational with 208.33 points. Gettysburg was second with 174.33.

THE REST OF THE STORY
Rachel Dixon turned in CC-qualifying times in the 100 (14.00) and 200 (28.82), placing ninth and 10th, respectively.
Sarah Case was also ninth in the shot put with a personal-best throw of 8.75 meters.
Ashley Deal was also ninth in the discus with a throw of 26.72 meters to hit the CC mark.

THE INSIDE STORY
• Mackenzie Meyer was 12th in the 800 (2:55.28) and 15th in the shot put (7.33 meters).
• Anna Persick placed 16th in the 800 (3:11.33).
Ashley Deal finished 11th in the shot put (8.58 meters).
• Corrine White was 14th in the shot put with a personal-best throw of 7.54 meters. She was also 12th in the discus (22.18).
Simi Adeoye was 15th in the discus (19.19 meters).
• Amanda Carzoo was 16th in the discus (16.34 meters).

NEXT UP
McDaniel returns to action at the Blue Jay Tune Up hosted by Elizabethtown on Saturday.