Men's Cross Country

Men place third at home invite

Rob Kelvey © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Rob Kelvey © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Kelvey notches pair of top-five finishes to lead Green Terror

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Rob Kelvey (Westminster, Md./Westminster) placed third overall in the 3,000-meter race and fifth in the 5,000-meter race to lead McDaniel to a third-place showing at the 2009 Green Terror Challenge in men's cross country action on Saturday.

In the 3K race, the Green Terror placed second behind Hagerstown C.C. with 41 points. The squad was third in the 5K race with 47 points. Combined, McDaniel finished third with 88 points. Hagerstown won the combined title with 52 points while York (Pa.) was second with 86.

Kelvey completed the 5,000-meter course in a time of 17:14 and finished the 3K race in a time of 9:55.96.

C.J. Naper (New Windsor, Md./South Carroll) crossed the line seventh in both races, finishing the longer race in 17:29.

Ron Shriver (Westminster, Md./Francis Scott Key) was 15th in the 3K (10:27.49) race and 20th in the 5K (18:17).

Russell Morin (Lusby, Md./Patuxent) and Matthew Hale (Mechanicsburg, Md./Chopticon) were 24th (18:38) and 25th (18:41), respectively, in the 5,000-meter race.

The Green Terror returns to action at the Dickinson Long-Short Invitational on Saturday.

Combined Team Scores*: 1. Hagerstown C.C. 52, 2. York (Pa.) 86, 3. McDaniel 88, 4. St. Mary's (Md.) 149, 5. Hood 167, 6. Lancaster Bible 190, 7. Montgomery C.C. 232.

McDaniel 3,000-meter Results (55 competitors): 3. Rob Kelvey 9:55.96, 7. C.J. Naper 10:01.40, 15. Ron Shriver 10:27.49, 29. Torin Lehmann 10:58.23, 31. Matthew Hale 11:01.24.

McDaniel 5,000-meter Results (54 competitors): 5. Rob Kelvey 17:14, 7. C.J. Naper 17:29, 20. Ron Shriver 18:17, 24. Russell Morin 18:38, 25. Matthew Hale 18:41, 36. Torin Lehmann 19:25, 44. Graham Miles 20:12.

* teams must have competed with full teams in both races to be counted in team scores