Maryland Women Place Second at Mount Duals
Aug. 29, 2008
EMMITSBURG, Md. - Senior Kylynn McKinley was Maryland's top finisher, placing eighth individually in 19:31.5, leading four Terrapins in the top 19 and five among the top 27 individuals at the Mount Saint Mary's Duals cross country event.
Maryland finished the team scoring 5-1 among the seven teams competing, losing the dual-meet scoring only to Navy, which had six finishers among the top seven, including a sweep from third to seventh.
Navy junior Amy Watson covered the 5K course in 18:47.0 to win the individual event. Navy scored a perfect 15 points against each squad except American, which got freshman Octavia Rinehardt in second at 18:57.3.
Junior Danielle Karagannis was the second Maryland runner across the line in 19:52.6, freshman Ashley Cromartie was 17th at 20:06.4 and senior Amanda Robotti was 19th at 20:14.2, some 50 seconds better than her time at the same meet last season. Angeli Sivaraman was 27th in 20:49.7 for the Terps.
The Terrapins defeated American (25-32), George Washington (15-45), Mount Saint Mary's (15-44), Temple (16-42) and UMBC (19-40).
On the men's side, Alex Lundy became the second University of Maryland men's runner in as many years to earn the individual title at the Mount event.
Lundy, a Terrapin sophomore, covered the 5-kilometer distance in 16:11.6, edging Nick Ryan of American by less than a second. A year ago, Mike Cator made the most of his first race in Maryland jersey by winning the individual title at the same event, finishing less than a half-second better than Lundy's mark.
As a team, the Maryland men finished 3-2 in the dual-meet scoring among the six teams that participated.
UMBC went 5-0 by placing four runners among the top eight individuals, led by sophomore Paul Zwama, who was fourth in 16:18.7. The Retrievers got the sixth, seventh and eighth spots, then placed their fifth finisher 16th to sweep the dual-meet scoring.
American finished with a 4-1 mark, earning a 28-31 win over Maryland to edge the Terps for second place.
Also for the Terrapins, Drew Abernathy was fifth overall in 16:19.8, while Kevin Gahr was ninth at 16:26.5. Joe Simpson was fourth for Maryland and 19th overall at 16:51.6, with freshman Max Bruno in 30th overall at 17:28.6.
Maryland defeated George Washington (16-39), Temple (24-32) and the host Mountaineers (20-35), while losing to UMBC (25-31) and American.
Maryland's men and women travel to the Navy Invitational on Sept. 13.
Men's Final Records