Kaler wins 5K

Becky Kaler  2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Becky Kaler 2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Becky Kaler (Jefferson, Md./Brunswick) won the 5,000-meter run to lead McDaniel at the Susquehanna Invitational in women's indoor track and field action on Sunday.

Kaler paced a group of eight Green Terror athletes at the non-scoring meet with a time of 19:46.00.

Laura Shinn (Weehawken, N.J./Pennington Prep) also hit the Centennial Conference (CC)-qualifying mark in the team's last opportunity before the championship meet. Shinn crossed sixth in the 5,000 with an indoor personal-best time of 20:44.52.

Phoebe McHale (Collegeville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley) finished ninth in her first indoor 5K with a time of 21:23.68.

Jasmine McCormick (Antioch, Calif./Holy Name) added a pair of fifth-place showings in two jumps. She cleared 1.37 meters in the high jump and reached a personal-best distance of 4.64 meters in the long jump.

Sophomore Teresa Paz (Hollywood, Md./Leonardtown) saw the first track action of her career, finishing 20th in the 200 with a time of 30.01 seconds.

Sarah Holbrook (Winchester, Va./John Handley), Forest Fleischer (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) and Sarah Kulp (Amherst, Mass./Amherst) rounded out competitors for McDaniel, competing in the 800.

Holbrook finished 17th (2:50.1) while Fleischer was 20th (3:15.0) and Kulp was 22nd (3:50.6).

The Green Terror returns to action at the CC Championship Meet hosted by Ursinus on Saturday, Feb. 25. Action begins at 10:30 a.m.

McDaniel Results: Long Jump: 5J. Jasmine McCormick 4.64m (15-2 ¾)*; High Jump: 5J. McCormick 1.37m (4-6)*; 800: 17. Sarah Holbrook 2:50.1#, 20. Forest Fleischer 3:15.0#, 22. Sarah Kulp 3:50.6#; 200: 20. Teresa Paz 30.01; 5,000: 1. Becky Kaler 19:46.00*, 6. Laura Shinn 20:44.52*, 9. Phoebe McHale 21:23.68.

* Centennial Conference qualifying standard; # hand time