September 4, 2009

Men open year fourth at Metro Meet

Naper, Kelvey place in top 12 to pace McDaniel

BALTIMORE, Md. - C.J. Naper (New Windsor, Md./South Carroll) finished in 10th place overall to lead McDaniel to a fourth-place showing at the 2009 Baltimore Metro Meet in men's cross country action on Friday.

The Green Terror registered 80 points among the fourth complete teams. Johns Hopkins took the team title with 26 points. Morgan State, despite having the top two individual finishers, was second with 58 points. Loyola rounded out the top three with 71 points.

Naper completed the 5,000-meter course in a time of 16:40.81, finishing nearly seven seconds ahead of Rob Kelvey (Westminster, Md./Westminster), who was 12th overall (16:47.67).

Russell Morin (Lusby, Md./Patuxent) was the next McDaniel runner across the line, finishing 36th in a time of 17:48.10.

Newcomers Ron Shriver (Westminster, Md./Francis Scott Key) and Torin Lehmann (Sitka, Alaska/Sitka) finished 41st (18:11.03) and 48th (18:51.90), respectively, to round out the top five.

The Green Terror returns to action in its own home invitational on Sept. 12.

Team Scores (5,000 meters, 64 competitors): 1. Johns Hopkins 26, 2. Morgan State 58, 3. Loyola 71, 4. McDaniel 80.

McDaniel Finishers: 10. C.J. Naper 16:40.81, 12. Rob Kelvey 16:47.67, 36. Russell Morin 17:48.10, 41. Ron Shriver 18:11.03, 48. Torin Lehmann 18:51.90, 51. Matthew Hale 19:09.14, 54. Graham Miles 19:25.57, 63. Alex Reiser 24:35.32.

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