Nix finished fourth in the indoor pentathlon after compiling career-high 2,451 points. The Big Red junior took the lead after the first event, the 60-meter hurdles. Nix won the event with a time of 10 seconds flat that earned her 712 points. That time bested her previous personal record by 21 hundredths of a second and moved her into third on the school's top performers list.
In the second event, Nix successfully cleared 4'8.25" to finish in second place. She followed that up with a runner-up finish in the shot put with a toss of 30'0.25". Nix closed out the event with fourth-place finishes in the long jump (14'5") and 800-meter run (3:05.03).
Ohio Wesleyan junior Emily Brown won the event with 2,772 points, while Capital freshman Emily Hilt was second with 2,557 tallies. Kenyon senior Mary Lauletta finished in third with 2,456 points which was five tallies ahead of Nix. With her fourth-place showing, Nix earned the Big Red five points heading into next weekend's All-Ohio Championship event.
On the men's side, Lohnes finished ninth with 3,208 tallies. The senior's best showing came in the final event of the day, the 1,000-meter run. Lohnes took second with a time of 2:51.61. That performance earned him 749 points. He also finished tied for fourth in the pole vault after successfully clearing 10'. He opened the second day of competition with a ninth-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles after crossing the finishing line in 11.28.
Ohio Wesleyan's Nate Newman won the event with 4,715 points, while second place went to Pierce Burnam of Wilmington (4,461). Muskingum junior Darrell Briggs was third with 4,034, while Jayson Blankenship (3,959) of OWU and Heidelberg's Jon Suter (3,758) followed in fourth and fifth. OWU's Michael Heeschen (3,755) and Nick Fraley (3,598) were sixth and seventh, respectively, while Heidelberg's Dan Stoll (3,580) and Lohnes rounded out the standings.
The Big Red returns to action next weekend when they take part in the Division III All-Ohio Championship held at Otterbein University.