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Mesick posts collegiate best 5K

Megan Mesick runs
Megan Mesick (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
McDaniel finished eight of 12 teams
What:
Hornet Harrier in women's cross country action
When:
Saturday, Sept. 22
Where: Kernstown, Va. – Kernstown Battlefield

THE SKINNY STORY
McDaniel finished eighth out of 12 teams in the 5,000-meter race at the Hornet Harrier with 205 points.

THE LEADERS
Samantha Merkel (Baltimore, Md./Winters Mill) finished 22nd with a time of 21:23.1.
Megan Mesick (Fredericksburg, Va./Chancellor) placed 31st with a time of 21:44.9.
Julia Murphy (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) was 43rd overall with a time of 22:55.4.

FOR THE FOES
• Samantha Yates won the race with a time of 18:44.6 to lead Washington and Lee to the team title (43 points).

THE REST OF THE STORY
Jill Shephard (Monkton, Md./North Harford) placed 62nd with a time of 24:16.9.
Sarah Case (Frederick, Md./Oakdale) finished 92nd with a time of 28:12.2 in her first collegiate 5,000-meter race.

THE INSIDE STORY
• At the 5,000-meter distance, 111 runners competed on the course.
Samantha Merkel turned in the eighth-best time on the course, bettering her time last year by 27 seconds.
Megan Mesick posted her best collegiate 5K time and was the Green Terror's No. 9 time all-time on the course.
Julia Murphy's time was 14th for McDaniel at Kernstown.
Jill Shephard's time ranked 19th for the Green Terror on the course.

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