September 17, 2011

Going the distance

McDaniel finishes fourth in first 6K race of season

YORK, Pa. – Emily Peoples (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) finished eighth overall to lead McDaniel to a fourth-place showing at the Coach Achtzehn Classic hosted by York (Pa.) in women's cross country action on Saturday.

The Green Terror recorded 90 points as a team, one point behind Centennial Conference-foe Franklin & Marshall. Goucher won the team title with 21 points while the host Spartans were second with 43.

Peoples finished the first 6,000-meter run of the season in a time of 25:06.77.

Missy Black (Atglen, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) and Becky Kaler (Jefferson, Md./Brunswick) added top-15 finishes. Black was 12th with a time of 25:32.99 while Kaler was 15th in a time of 25:44.66.

Joy Chand (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) and Laura Shinn (Weehawken, N.J./Pennington) were 31st (27:01.36) and 32nd (27:06.25), respectively.

Avalon McOmber (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) crossed 46th overall in a time of 28:42.90 while Amber Slater (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) followed her across in a time of 28:45.23.

McDaniel returns to action at the Dickinson Long-Short Invitational on Saturday. The first race begins at 11 a.m.

Team Scores: 1. Goucher 21, 2. York (Pa.) 43, 3. Franklin & Marshall 89, 4. McDaniel 90, 5. St. Mary's (Md.) 112, 6. Penn State-Altoona 197, 7. Marymount 232, 8. Lancaster Bible 243, 9. Gallaudet 247.

McDaniel Results (6,000 meters, 91 competitors): 8. Emily Peoples 25:06.77, 13. Missy Black 25:32.99, 15. Becky Kaler 25:44.66, 31. Joy Chand 27:01.36, 32. Laura Shinn 27:06.25, 46. Avalon McOmber 28:42.90, 47. Amber Slater 28:45.23, 52. Carly Hamann 29:21.44, 54. Kristin Beil 29:29.02, 57. Lauren Murray 30:03.35, 60. Sarah Holbrook 30:27.38, 65. Cari Sledzik 31:17.62, 69. Forest Fleischer 31:40.02, 75. Sarah Kulp 3:13.33, 77. Jennifer Panek 33:34.06, 91. Christine Jubinski 46:56.49.

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Forest Fleischer talks about her team's performance so far and looks ahead to regionals.

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