Merkel crosses 19th

Peter Merkel  Scott Guise, York (Pa.)
Peter Merkel Scott Guise, York (Pa.)

YORK, Pa. – Peter Merkel (Ellicott City, Md./Homeschool) finsihed 19th overall to lead McDaniel to a fifth-place showing at the Coach Achtzen Classic hosted by York (Pa.) in men's cross country action on Saturday.

The Green Terror finished with 116 points. Franklin & Marshall won the meet with 36 points.

Merkel finished the first 8,000-meter race of the season in a time of 28:31.42.

Calvin Ball (Westminster, Md./Westminster) crossed 31st overall with a time of 29:56.98 while Graham Miles (Harford, Conn./Kingswood-Oxford) was 38th with a time of 30:58.02.

Keegan Duesterhaus (Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg Day) finished 48th in his first collegiate 8K with a time of 32:22.46.

The Green Terror returns to action at the Dickinson Long-Short Invitational on Sept. 29.

Team Scores: 1. Franklin & Marshall 36, 2. York (Pa.) 39, 3. Howard CC 80, 4. Virginia Wesleyan 107, 5. McDaniel 107, 6. Baltimore City 181.

McDaniel Results (8,000 meters, 61 competitors): 19. Peter Merkel 28:31.42, 31. Calvin Ball 29:56.98, 38. Graham Miles 30:58.02, 48. Keegan Duesterhaus 32:22.46, 53. Jason Stein 34:29.98, 57. Danny Scott 42:09.40, 58. Matt Christopher 42.33.56.