April 21, 2012

Corson takes second in 400

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Katie Corson (Ocean View, N.J./Ocean City) finished second in the 400 to lead McDaniel to a ninth-place finish at the Mason-Dixon Invitational hosted by Gettysburg in women's outdoor track and field action on Saturday.

Corson finished with a time of 1:01.28 to lead a quintet of Centennial Conference (CC) qualifiers in the Green Terror's last action before the championship meet in two weeks. As a team, McDaniel amassed 20 points. The host Bullets won the meet with 157 points.

Corson was also sixth in the 200 with a time of 27.44 seconds.

Jasmine McCormick (Antioch, Calif./Holy Name) was 11th in the same event with a CC-qualifying time of 28.10. McCormick finished sixth in the preliminaries of the 100 hurdles with a time of 17.10.

Becky Kaler (Jefferson, Md./Brunswick) rounded out the qualifiers, finishing sixth in the 800 with a time of 2:32.53. She was also third in the mile with a time of 5:33.22.

Missy Black (Atglen, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) finished 16th in the mile (5:51.04) and 19th in the 800 (2:42.03).

Sarah Holbrook (Winchester, Va./John Handley) and Sarah Kulp (Amherst, Mass./Amherst Regional) rounded out the competitors in the 800, finishing 27th (2:52.41) and 32nd (3:13.55), respectively.

Laura Shinn (Weehawken, N.J./Pennington Prep) crossed 21st in the mile with a time of 6:03.13 while Phoebe McHale (Collegeville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley) and Avalon McOmber (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) were 26th (6:23.58) and 27th (6:38.45), respectively.

McHale also finished 12th in the javelin with a throw of 13.92 meters.

The Green Terror returns to action at the CC Championship hosted by Ursinus on May 4-6.

Team Scores: 1. Gettysburg 157, 2. Millersville 101, 3. Mary Washington 100, 4. Dickinson 96, 5. Catholic 83, 6. Hood 63, 7. Frostburg 49, 8. Hagerstown CC 33, 9. McDaniel 20.

McDaniel Results: 200: 6. Katie Corson 27.44*, 11. Jasmine McCormick 28.10*; 400: 2. Corson 1:01.28*; 800: 6. Becky Kaler 2:32.53*, 19. Missy Black 2:42.03, 27. Sarah Holbrook 2:52.41, 32. Sarah Kulp 3:13.55; Mile: 3. Kaler 5:33.22, 16. Black 5:51.04, 21. Laura Shinn 6:03.13, 26. Phoebe McHale 6:23.58, 27. Avalon McOmber 6:38.45; 100 Hurdles Prelims: 6q. McCormick 17.10*; Javelin: 12. McHale 13.92m (45-8).

* Centennial Conference qualifying standard

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