Lawson places 36th in short race

Claire Lawson 2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

BIG SPRING, Pa. – Claire Lawson (McMinnville, Ore./McMinnville) finished 36th overall in the short race to lead McDaniel to an 11th-place combined showing at the Dickinson Long-Short Invitational in women's cross country action on Saturday.

The Green Terror finished with 325 points among the 14 teams that were complete in both races. McDaniel was 13th of 18 teams in the 4,000-meter short race for 151 points and 15th of 24 teams in the 6,000-meter long race for 174 points.

Lawson turned in the Green Terror's best time on the course with her time of 17:16.8.

Phoebe McHale (Collegeville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley) finished 72nd overall with a time of 19:01.5.

In the long race, Becky Kaler (Jefferson, Md./Brunswick) led the way with a 62nd-place showing. Her time of 25:47.5 was McDaniel's best ever on the course that will host the 2012 NCAA Division III Mideast Regional. The time was 1 minute, 20 seconds faster than her time on the same course last year and 35 seconds better than any other Green Terror runner.

Caroline Unger (Park Ridge, Ill./Maine South) added a time of 28:01.0 to finish 133rd.

McDaniel returns to action at the Messiah Invitational on Saturday.

Combined Team Scores^: 1. Dickinson 60, 2. Muhlenberg 77, 3. PSU-Behrend 145, 4. Bryn Mawr 152, 5. Geneva 169, 6. York (Pa.) 183, 7. Juniata 201, 8. Goucher 215, 9. Swarthmore 220, 10. Widener 296, 11. McDaniel 325, 12. St. Vincent 350, 13. Lycoming 368, 14. PSU-Berks 380.

McDaniel Short-Course Results (4,000 meters, 107 competitors): 36. Claire Lawson 17:16.8, 72. Phoebe McHale 19:01.5, 92. Abby Richardson 19:58.3, 98. Forest Fleischer 21:16.6, 100. Christine Jubinski 22:02.7, 105. Nikki Olson 24:16.3.

McDaniel Long-Course Results (6,000 meters, 213 competitors): 62. Becky Kaler 25:47.5, 133. Caroline Unger 28:01.0, 147. Kelsey Minyon 28:20.5, 151. Amber Slater 28:33.5, 169. Kristin Beil 29:40.6, 175. Lauren Murray 30:07.1, 176. Amelia Lawrence 30:20.5, 193. Sarah Kulp 32:03.9.

^ only complete teams in both races are listed in team standings

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