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Mesick crosses eighth

Megan Mesick (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Megan Mesick (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
McDaniel finishes ninth
What:
Hornet Harrier in women's cross country action
When:
Saturday, Sept. 28
Where: Kernstown Battlefield – Kernstown, Va.

THE SKINNY STORY
McDaniel had two runners in the top 41 to lead the way to a ninth-place finish at the Hornet Harrier hosted by Shenandoah at Kernstown Battlefield. The Green Terror posted 266 points at the 17-team invitational.

THE LEADERS
• Megan Mesick (Fredericksburg, Va./Chancellor) led the Green Terror with an eighth-place finish, completing the 5,000-meter course in a time of 20:17.0.

FOR THE FOES
• Salisbury won the team title with 54 points, edging Mary Washington by three points.
• Bridgewater's English Jackson won the individual title with a time of 19:07.1.

THE REST OF THE STORY
Julia Murphy (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) crossed 41st with a time of 21:56.4.
Riley O'Hara (Fairfax, Va./Robinson Secondary School) was 88th with a time of 24:15.9.
Maria Kropkowski (Forest Hill, Md./North Harford) placed 92nd with a time of 24:26.4.
Bailey Chapman (Bel Air, Md./Patterson Mill) finished 110th overall with a time of 26:01.1.
Mackenzie Meyer (120th, 27:30.7), Renee Dupre (122nd, 27:46.2) and Vanessa Valez (139th, 33:36.6) rounded out the McDaniel competitors.

THE INSIDE STORY
• A total of 143 runners competed at the 5,000-meter distance.
• Megan Mesick's mark was the second-best Green Terror time on the Kernstown Battlefield course all-time.
• Julia Murphy's mark ranks 12th on the all-time list.
• Riley O'Hara's time is 21st at Kernstown while Maria Kropkowski's mark is 23rd.

NEXT UP
McDaniel returns to action at the Hood College Open on Saturday, Oct. 19. Action begins at 9:30 a.m.