Women's Cross Country

Wilson goes perfect at York

Missy Black © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Missy Black © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

McDaniel places second at Coach Achtzehn Classic

YORK, Pa. – Lindsay Wilson (Catonsville, Md./Seton Keough) won the Coach Achtzehn Classic hosted by York (Pa.) to lead McDaniel to a second-place finish in women's cross country action on Saturday.

The Green Terror finished with 65 points as a team. Franklin & Marshall won the event with 40 points.

A week after winning a pair of races at home and earning the Centennial Conference runner of the week honors, the senior won her third consecutive race at John Rudy Park, bettering her own personal-best on the course by more than 22 seconds. She completed the 5,000-meter course in a time of 19:08.99 – the fourth-fastest time all-time by a Green Terror athlete on the course.

Missy Black (West Grove, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) placed eighth overall with a time of 20:40.19, bettering her previous best on the course by more than 1 minute, 20 seconds.

Emily Peoples (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) ran her second fastest time on the course, finishing 13th overall in a time of 20:54.90.

Becky Kaler (Jefferson, Md./Brunswick) finished 21st overall (21:29.15) while Joy Chand (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) crossed 30th overall (21:58.47).

McDaniel returns to action at the Paul Short Invitational hosted by Lehigh on Friday, Oct. 1.

Team Scores: 1. Franklin & Marshall 40, 2. McDaniel 65, 3. York (Pa.) 74, 4. Goucher, 77, 5. St. Mary's 115, 6. CCBC 185, 7. Hood 187, 8. Stevenson 210, 9. Alvernia 257, 10. Lancaster Bible 265.

McDaniel Results (5,000 meters, 79 competitors): 1. Lindsay Wilson 19:08.99, 8. Missy Black 20:40.19, 13. Emily Peoples 20:54.90, 21. Becky Kaler 21:29.15, 30. Joy Chand 21:58.47, 38. Laura Shinn 22:46.85, 41. Phoebe McHale 23:09.51, 42. Amber Slater 23:21.15, 56. Kristine Harjes 24:34.84, 67. Forest Fleischer 27:29.05.