September 30, 2011

White out

Merkel crosses 110th at Paul Short

LEHIGH, Pa. – Peter Merkel (Ellicott City, Md./Homeschool) finished 110th in a field of 357 competitors to lead McDaniel to a 36th-place finish at the prestigious 38th Annual Brooks Paul Short Run hosted by Lehigh in men's cross country action on Friday.

The Green Terror, competing in the White Race of the three-race format that placed teams in races based on expected times, finished with 927 points on the 8,000-meter course.

Merkel knocked another 37 seconds off his 8K personal best, crossing in a time of 28:36.

Ron Shriver (Westminster, Md./Francis Scott Key) finished 198th in a time of 29:51 while Caleb Phillips (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) placed 205th with a time of 29:58.

Matthew Peterson (Littleton, Colo./Lakewood) finished 238th with a time of 30:26.

Evan King (South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor) and Graham Miles (Harford, Conn./Kingswood-Oxford) followed each other across in 257th and 258, respectively, both registering times of 30:51.

McDaniel returns to action at the Goucher Invitational on Oct. 15. The first race begins at 10 a.m.

Team Scores (White Race): 1. Kutztown 120, 2. Felican 151, 3. Gwynedd-Mercy 178, 4. Mary Washington 198, 5. Seton Hill 199, 6. Lynchburg 224, 7. Buffalo 338, 8. University of Ottowa 340, 9. Stevens 341, 10. Washington and Lee 342, 11. Philadelphia 360, 12. SUNY New Paltz 370, 13. Misericordia 404, 14. St. Rose 412, 15. Ursinus 436, 16. Gettysburg 485, 17. Ramapo 492, 18. Lebanon Valley 523, 19. West Chester 537, 20. Trinity 545, 21. Marywood 550, 22. Juniata 564, 23. Rutgers-Camden 602, 24. St. Thomas Aquinas 610, 25. King's 637, 26. Merchant Marine 668, 27. Queens 738, 28. Catholic 789, 29. Drew 826, 30. New York Institute 844, 31. Nyack 865, 32. Howard Community College 891, 33. West Liberty 906, 34. Broome Community 919, 35. St. Mary's (Md.) 924, 36. McDaniel 927, 37. Goucher 934, 38. Univ. of Sciences 951, 39. Eastern 1076, 40. Immaculata 1209, 41. Philadelphia Biblical 1216, 42. Penn State-Berks 1232.

McDaniel Results (8,000 meters, 357 competitors): 110. Peter Merkel 28:36, 198. Ron Shriver 29:51, 205. Caleb Phillips 29:58, 238. Matthew Peterson 30:26, 257. Evan King 30:51, 258. Graham Miles 30:51, 278. Calvin Ball 31:22, 308. Dylan Ryan 32:50, 315. Keegan Boyle 33:14, 319. Jason Stein 33:19

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