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MM 11.11: Maryland cross country to participate in NCAA Mid Atlantic Regional meet

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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The Maryland cross country team is set to compete at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Meet, which will be hosted by Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on Nov. 12.

The Terrapins will compete in the Women’s 6K event, slated to start at 12 p.m. Maryland will trot out a relatively inexperienced lineup, as only graduate student Christine Laurie and senior Sarah Daniels have competed at the Mid-Atlantic Regionals before. Alongside them will be sophomore Sophia Zell and three freshmen: Katie Turk, Katie Altieri and Emma Pegg.

At the recent Big Ten Cross Country Championship meet in University Park, Pennsylvania Christine Laurie ran the Terps’ best 6K with a time of 22:37. Both Katie Altieri and Sarah Daniels followed close behind with times under 23 minutes. Laurie, a native of Canada, has competed in 11 Big Ten Championships over her cross country and track career and was Maryland’s recipient of the Big Ten Cross Country Sportsmanship Award this year.

Daniels ran a 6K in 23:28 at the 2019 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional meet. Her record time for the race is 22:47, which she achieved at the Lehigh Paul Short Run in 2019, held on the same course she will compete on for the Mid-Atlantic Regionals this year. Altieri ran the Terrapins’ fastest 5K at the Virginia Invitational earlier this season. She set a personal record with a finishing time of 18:14.

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