Making strides

Becky Kaler 2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Peoples leads trio of top-100 finishers

LEHIGH, Pa. – Emily Peoples (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) crossed 59th overall to lead McDaniel to a 22nd-place finish at the prestigious 38th Annual Brooks Paul Short Run hosted by Lehigh in women's cross country action on Friday.

The Green Terror, competing in the White Race of the three-race format that placed teams in races based on expected times, finished with 599 points on the 6,000-meter course.

Peoples finished with a time of 25:05 to lead a trio of McDaniel runners who finished in the top 100 of the 335-person field.

Becky Kaler (Jefferson, Md./Brunswick) finished just three seconds behind Peoples in 65th place with a time of 25:08 – her best 6K time of the season.

Missy Black (Atglen, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) finished 96th overall in a time of 25:39.

McDaniel returns to action at the Goucher Invitational on Oct. 15. The first race begins at 10 a.m.

Team Scores (White Race): 1. Kutztown 69, 2. Seton Hill 85, 3. Rochester 199, 4. Goucher 235, 5. Moravian 262, 6. University of Ottowa 272, 7. Mary Washington 308, 8. SUNY Fredonia 347, 9. Messiah 383, 10. Ramapo 391, 11. Lebanon Valley 394, 12. Juniata 391, 13. Gwynedd-Mercy 402, 14. Lynchburg 423, 15. West Liberty 434, 16. Misericordia 449, 17. Susquehanna 457, 18. Trinity 461, 19. DeSales 516, 20. New York Institute 594, 21. Buffalo State 597, 22. McDaniel 599, 23. Ursinus 623, 24. Georgian Court 629, 25. Catholic 680, 26. King's 695, 27. Stevens 705, 28. Dominican 719, 29. St. Mary's (Md.) 726, 30. Eastern 727, 31. Merchant Marine 792, 32. Univ. of Sciences 804, 33. Nyack 925, 34. Drew 927, 35. Philadelphia Bible 956, 36. Queens 963, 37. Neumann 981, 38. Penn State-Berks 1069, 39. Mercer County Community 1223.

McDaniel Results (6,000 meters, 335 competitors): 59. Emily Peoples 25:05, 65. Becky Kaler, 25:08, 96. Missy Black 25:39, 221. Laura Shinn 27:26, 225. Joy Chand 27:33, 234. Avalon McOmber 27:41, 281. Kristen Beil 29:22, 284. Sarah Holbrook 29:33, 304. Carly Hamman 30:29, 319. Forest Fleischer 32:38

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