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Murphy places 14th

Julia Murphy (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Julia Murphy (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
McDaniel finishes fifth
What:
Hood College Open in women's cross country action
When:
Saturday, Oct. 19
Where: Utica Park – Frederick, Md.

THE SKINNY STORY
McDaniel finished fifth in a field of 13 complete teams at the Hood College Open in its final tune-up before the conference championship.

THE LEADERS
Julia Murphy (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) led the Green Terror with a 14th-place finish, completing the 6,000-meter course in a time of 24:07.5.

FOR THE FOES
• Eastern won the team title with 28 points.
• The Eagles had four of the top five collegiate finishers. Meggan Grams won the meet as an unattached runner with a time of 21:43.8. Katelyn Bernotas was second overall with a time of 22:21.4.

THE REST OF THE STORY
• Megan Mesick (Fredericksburg, Va./Chancellor) finished 19th overall with a time of 24:24.4.
Maria Kropkowski (Forest Hill, Md./North Harford) placed 66th with a time of 27:46.8.
Skylar Blackbull (Crownpoint, N.M./Rehoboth Christian School) crossed 70th with a time of 28:12.8
Bailey Chapman (Bel Air, Md./Patterson Mill) finished 74th overall with a time of 28:32.8.
Jill Shephard (Monkton, Md./North Harford) was 77th with a time of 29:04.4.
Mackenzie Meyer (San Jose, Calif./Pioneer) crossed 91st with a time of 30:36.7.
Renee Dupre (99th, 31:23.0) and Anna Persick (131st, 41:35.2) rounded out the McDaniel competitors.

THE INSIDE STORY
• A total of 135 runners competed at the 6,000-meter distance.
Julia Murphy and Megan Mesick turned in the Green Terror's all-time No. 1 and No. 2 times on the Utica Park course, respectively.
• Maria Kropkowski's time ranks 15th on the all-time list.
• Skylar Blackbull's mark is 19th for the Green Terror at Utica Park while Bailey Chapman's mark is 20th. Jill Shepard's time is 22nd.

NEXT UP
McDaniel returns to action at the Centennial Conference Championship hosted by Gettysburg on Saturday, Nov. 2. Action begins at 11 a.m.