McOmber crosses 235th at regionals

Avalon McOmber (c) 2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Avalon McOmber (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) finished 235th to lead McDaniel at the 2013 NCAA Division III Mideast women's cross country regional at Lehigh on Saturday.

The Green Terror finished with 1,417 points to place 49th. Johns Hopkins won the 52-team regional with a scant 26 points, earning a spot at the national meet.

McOmber covered the 6,000-meter course in a time of 26:08 to turn in her best time of the season.

Phoebe McHale (Collegeville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley) was 290th overall with a season-best time of 27:09 while Lauren Murray (Centreville, Md./Queen Anne's County) placed 304th with a time of 27:41, which was also her best time of the year.

Amelia Lawrence (Cabin John, Md./Walt Whitman) was 322nd (28:39) while Lucy Benson (Wilmington, Del./Sanford) and Sarah Kulp (Amherst, Mass./Amherst) rounded out the McDaniel competitors in times of 29:24 (329th) and 31:16 (341st), respectively.

Team Scores: 1. Johns Hopkins 26, 2. Dickinson 94, 3. Marywood 118, 4. Haverford 125, 5. Elizabethtown 155, 6. Swarthmore 231, 7. Carnegie Mellon 277, 8. York (Pa) 344, 9. Scranton 355, 10. Messiah 395, 11. Moravian 421, 12. Allegheny 431, 13. Gettysburg 439, 14. Lebanon Valley 462, 15. Grove City 470, 16. Muhlenberg 487, 17. Psu-Behrend 500, 18. Ursinus 508, 19. Bryn Mawr 529, 20. Susquehanna 552, 21. DeSales 560, 22. Waynesburg 640, 23. Franklin & Marshall 664, 24. Eastern 671, 25. Misericordia 686, 26. Gwynedd-Mercy 717, 27. Widener 741, 28. Goucher 780, 29. Thiel 788, 30. St. Vincent 883, 31. Geneva 891, 32. Hood 1001, 33. Alvernia 1026, 34. St. Mary's (Md) 1061, 35. Franciscan (Ohio) 1070, 36. Westminster (Pa) 1102, 37. Lycoming 1132, 38. Keystone 1149, 39. Psu-Abington 1178, 40. Wiles 1190, 41. Cairn 1198, 42. Thomas More 1228, 43. Chatham 1235, 44. King's (Pa) 1242, 45. Stevenson 1262, 46. Washington & Jefferson 1267, 47. Albright 1347, 48. Rosemont 1401, 49. McDaniel 1417, 50. Immaculata 1430, 51. Delaware Valley 1434, 52. PSU-Berks 1469.

McDaniel Results (6,000 meters, 358 competitors): 235. Avalon McOmber 26:08, 290. Phoebe McHale 27:09, 304. Lauren Murray 27:41, 322. Amelia Lawrence 28:39, 329. Lucy Benson 29:24, 341. Sarah Kulp 31:16.

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