Kaler, Allen-Gorman notch wins to open season

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

CARLISLE, Pa. – Chloe Allen-Gorman (Portland, Ore./Lincoln) made her collegiate debut with a pair of victories, leading McDaniel to a fourth-place finish at the DuCharme Invitational hosted by Dickinson in season-opening women's indoor track and field action on Saturday.

The Green Terror amassed 79.5 points at the 10-team invitational. The host Red Devils won the meet with 189 points.

Allen-Gorman debuted at ninth-place on the all-time performers' list with her victory in the 1,000 meters, running a time of 3:24.72.

Allen-Gorman also anchored the 4x800-meter relay to victory with a combined time of 10:31.70. Allen-Gorman joined Becky Kaler (Jefferson, Md./Brunswick), Jasmine McCormick (Antioch, Calif./Holy Name) and Claire Lawson (McMinnville, Ore./McMinnville) to run the 10th fastest time in program history.

Kaler rounded out a trio of victories for McDaniel, winning the 3,000 meters in a time of 11:22.67.

McCormick led 12 Centennial Conference (CC)-qualifying marks in the first meet of the year, reaching the standard in three events.

McCormick was eighth in the 55 hurdles, running a time of 9.57 seconds in the prelims before notching a time of 9.56 in the finals to move into third place on the all-time performer list. It was also the ninth-best performance all-time.

In the field, McCormick tied for third in the high jump, clearing 1.42 meters, which is eighth on the all-time list. She was also ninth in the shot put with a throw of 9.01 meters to move into the all-time top 10.

Lawson added a conference qualifier in the 55 hurdles, finishing 13th in a time of 10.04 seconds. She was also 18th in the high jump, clearing 1.22 meters.

Lawson and McCormick joined Taylor Stillings (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) and Alva Ecker to finish fifth in the 4x200-meter relay with a time of 1:56.63.

Stillings hit the CC standard in the 55, finishing 16th in a time of 8.13 seconds.

Ecker hit the CC marks in the triple jump (sixth place, 9.69 meters), pole vault (T-10th, 2.44) and long jump (12th, 4.46). Her marks all put her in the top 10 on the Green Terror's all-time lists. The pole vault jump is fifth. The triple jump is sixth. The long jump is eighth.

Kloe Matin (Littleton, Colo./Heritage) was tied for third in the high jump, clearing 1.42 meters to debut in eighth place on the all-time list and hit the conference qualifier.

Tineria Thomas (Baltimore, Md./Western) added hit a pair of marks in her three events. She was third in the triple jump with a CC-qualifying jump of 9.80 meters, which is fifth all-time. She was 15th in the 55 meters, crossing in a CC-qualifying time of 8.12 seconds. She was also 16th in the long jump (4.28 meters).

Kelsey Dickman (Abington, Md./Bel Air) rounded out the CC qualifiers, finishing third in the shot put with a throw of 10.83 meters.

The Green Terror returns to action at the Hagerstown Invitational on Saturday.

Team Scores: 1. Dickinson 189, 2. Messiah 95, 3. Gettysburg 86.5, 4. McDaniel 79.5, 5. Hood 65, 6. Lebanon Valley 51, 7. Mary Washington 45, 8. York (Pa.) 34, 9. s.w.i.f.t. racing 20, 10. Goucher 11.

McDaniel Results: 55: 15. Tineria Thomas 8.12*, 16. Taylor Stillings 8.13*; 1,000: 1. Chloe Allen-Gorman 3:24.72, 4. Amelia Lawrence 3:45.68, 5. Sarah Holbrook 3:48.17, 6. Sarah Kulp 4:09.88, 7. Christine Jubinski 4:20.69; 3,000: 1. Becky Kaler 11:22.67, 5. Laura Shinn 12:01.37, 8. Amber Slater 12:46.67; 55 Hurdles Prelims: 8q. Jasmine McCormick 9.57*, 13. Claire Lawson 10.04*; 55 Hurdles Finals: 8. McCormick 9.56; 4x200 Relay: 5. Stillings, McCormick, Lawson, Alva Ecker 1:56.63; 4x800 Relay: 1. Kaler, McCormick, Lawson, Allen-Gorman 10:31.70; High Jump: 3T. Kloe Martin 1.42m (4-7 ¾)*, 3T. McCormick 1.42m (4-7 ¾)*, 18T. Lawson 1.22m (4-0); Pole Vault: 10T. Ecker 2.44m (8-0)*; Long Jump: 12. Ecker 4.46m (14-7 ¾)*, 16. Thomas 4.28m (14- ½); Triple Jump: 3T. Thomas 9.80m (32-2)*, 6. Ecker 9.69m (31-9 ½)*; Shot Put: 3. Kelsey Dickman 10.83m (35-6 ½)*, 9. McCormick 9.01m (29-6 ¾)*, 19. Danielle Fatzinger 6.59m (21-7 ½).

* Centennial Conference qualifying standard