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Women's Cross Country

Kaler crosses fourth

Becky Kaler  2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Becky Kaler 2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

TOWSON, Md. – Becky Kaler (Jefferson, Md./Brunswick) finished fourth in the Division II and III section of the Baltimore Metro Meet to lead McDaniel in season-opening women's cross country action on Saturday.

The Green Terror finished with 57 points to place second to Goucher, which won the section with 34 points.

Kaler finished the 5,000-meter course in a time of 21:26.50.

Jenny Breichner (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) finished seventh in her collegiate debut with a time of 22:16.97.

Avalon McOmber (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) crossed 13th in a time of 23:34.77 while Amber Slater (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) was 16th (23:55.40).

Lucy Benson (Wilmington, Del./Sanford) and Lauren Murray (Centreville, Md./Queen Anne's County) were 17th (24:50.37) and 18th (24:52.71), respectively.

The Green Terror returns to action in its home invitational on Saturday. The first race begins at 9:40 a.m.

Team Scores (D2/D3 section): 1. Goucher 34, 2. McDaniel 57, 3. Hood 61, 4. Stevenson 73.

McDaniel Results (5,000 meters, 30 competitors): 4. Becky Kaler 21:26.50, 7. Jenny Breichner 22:16.97, 13. Avalon McOmber 23:34.77, 16. Amber Slater 23:55.44, 17. Lucy Benson 24:50.37, 18. Lauren Murray 24:52.71, 22. Phoebe McHale 25:37.93, 28. Kelsey Minyon 26:24.94, 29. Sarah Lighter 27:33.03, 30. Sarah Kulp 28:15.19.