April 7, 2012

Denison takes 7th at OWU

The Denison men's outdoor track and field team took seventh at the annual Marv Frye Invitational hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University.

Senior Chris Roth paced the Big Red with a pair of top-3 finishes.  Roth took second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.17, and logged a third-place finish in the 100 after clocking in at 11.11.  Both performances ranked eighth on DU's all-time performer's list.

Junior Chad Kosanovich and senior Alexander Chappars both finished in the top-5 in the 5,000-meter run.  Kosanovich crossed the finish line in 14:54.61 en route to a runner-up finish, while Chappars took fourth with a time of 15:30.79.  The junior's time was the fifth-best in school history.  Sophomore Jonathan Brachna also helped the DU cause with a fifth-place finish in the 800-meter run (1:59.33), while junior Dimonde Hale placed sixth in the 400 with a time of 49.57.

In the relay events, the foursome of Brachna, Stephen Czujko, Ivanhoe Hall and Hale finished the 4x400 in 3:29.65 en route to a fifth-place finish.  The 4x100 grouping of Roth, Joe Nichols, Win Fox and Hale took eighth with a time of 44.26.

Nichols and senior Wendell Taylor paced Denison in the field events.  Nichols finished 13th in the triple jump with a leap of 37-11.50, while Taylor was 14th in the shot put with a toss of 39-03.75.

The Big Red returns to Delaware next Saturday for the Division III All-Ohio Championship.  Events are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.