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Jake Zamostny 2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Zamostny notches pair of top-10 showings to lead McDaniel

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Jake Zamostny (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) finished third in the 5,000-meter race and seventh in the 3,000-meter race to lead McDaniel to a third-place finish at the 2011 Green Terror Challenge in men's cross country action on Saturday.

As a team, the Green Terror combined its efforts from the two races to score 120 points and finish third among the seven teams that scored in both events.

In the 5K race, Zamostny was the second collegiate runner across the line, placing third overall in a time of 17:15.00.

Peter Merkel (Ellicott City, Md./Homeschool) finished 17th overall in a time of 18:07.50.

Matthew Peterson (Littleton, Colo./Lakewood) crossed 32nd in a time of 18:55.70 while Ron Shriver (Westminster, Md./Francis Scott Key) placed 34th with a time of 19:05.70.

In the day's second race, Zamostny doubled back to place seventh on the wet course, finishing in a time of 10:01.10.

Caleb Phillips (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) finished 14th in a time of 10:29.00.

Merkel, Peterson and Shriver also pulled off the double, placing 19th (10:40.50), 31st (11:08.70) and 40th (11:32.90), respectively.

Dylan Ryan (River Forest, Ill./Oak Park and Oak Forest) placed 42nd in the 3,000-meter race with a time of 11:39.90.

McDaniel returns to action at the Coach Achtzehn Classic hosted by York (Pa.) on Saturday. The first race begins at 4 p.m.

Team Scores^: 1. Roanoke 73, 2. Hagerstown CC 105, 3. McDaniel 120, 4. Hood 183, 5. Howard CC 202, 6. St. Mary's (Md.) 230, 7. Stevenson 286.

McDaniel Results (5,000 meters, 74 competitors): 3. Jake Zamostny 17:15.00, 17. Peter Merkel 18:07.50, 32. Matthew Peterson 18:55.70, 34. Ron Shriver 19:05.70, 41. Graham Miles 19:29.70, 46. Evan King 19:40.10, 49. Calvin Ball 19:55.70, 67. Matthew Christopher 24:24.80.

McDaniel Results (3,000 meters, 88 competitors): 7. Jake Zamostny 10:01.10, 14. Caleb Phillips 10:29.00, 19. Peter Merkel 10:40.50, 31. Matthew Peterson 11:08.70, 40. Ron Shriver 11:32.90, 42. Dylan Ryan 11:39.90, 48. Jason Stein 11:55.90, 51. Daveed Sumpter 12:01.80, 55. Brad Heavner 12:15.60, 56. Keegan Boyle 12:15.80, 57. Nathan Kelley 12:18.40, 62. Eric Spioch 12:40.70, 71. Brian Rose 13:39.00, 72. Matthew Christopher 13:44.70, 74. Alex Rieser 13:59.30, 76. Jon Gore-Langton 14:06.10.

^ only teams that scored in both 3K and 5K counted in team scores

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Jake Zamostny talks about his races at the Green Terror Challenge.

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