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Merkel places 57th at CC meet

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

THE FACTS
McDaniel finishes 10th of 10 team
What:
Centennial Conference (CC) championship in women's cross country action
When:
Saturday, Oct. 27
Where: Haverford, Pa

THE SKINNY STORY
McDaniel finished 10th out of 10 teams with 307 points.

THE LEADERS
Samantha Merkel (Baltimore, Md./Winters Mill) finished 57th with a time of 25:02.3.

FOR THE FOES
• Ellie Clawson led seven Johns Hopkins runners across the line with a time of 21:27.9 to win the race. The Blue Jays captured their 11th straight with a perfect score of 15 points – the first team to pull of that feat in conference history.

THE REST OF THE STORY
Megan Mesick (Fredericksburg, Va./Chancellor) placed 87th with a time of 26:51.2.
Julia Murphy (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) was 104th with a time of 28:28.8.
Bailey Chapman (Bel Air, Md./Patterson Mill) crossed 108th with a time of 29:17.2.
Jill Shephard (Monkton, Md./North Harford) finished 109th with a time of 29:35.4.
Mackenzie Meyer (San Jose, Calif./Pioneer) placed 110th with a time of 30:01.9.

THE INSIDE STORY
• At the 6,000-meter distance, 111 runners competed on the course.
Samantha Merkel turned in the No. 3 Green Terror time all-time on the course.
Megan Mesick posted the 10th-best Green Terror time at Haverford.

NEXT UP
McDaniel returns to action at the ECAC Championship in Milton, N.Y. on Saturday. Race time is 11 a.m.