February 22, 2013

DU wins three titles at Last Chance

The Denison women's indoor track and field team captured three event titles at the DU Last Chance Meet, the final tune-up before the 2013 North Coast Athletic Conference Championship, on Friday night at the Mitchell Fieldhouse in Granville, Ohio.

Junior sprinter Tiffany Davis won two of the titles, while first-year Aedin Brennan also posted a first-place finish.  Davis set a new fieldhouse record in the 200-meter dash after crossing the finish line in 25.71.  That time bested the mark set in 2002 by former DU standout Jackie Berner (25.82).  The junior also won the 60 with a time of 7.97.

Brennan, who will compete in the pentathlon on Sunday at Wooster, won the triple jump for the fourth time this season after recording a leap of 35-05.00. First-year Kiki Yewer qualified for the NCAC Championship in the triple jump after finishing with a distance of 32-06.25.  The rookie also took fourth in the 200 (27.54) and sixth in the 60-meter dash (8.43).  Jillian Reagan placed seventh in the 60-meter hurdles with a personal best time of 11.54.

In the 3000-meter run, the Big Red had five athletes place in the top six spots.  Junior Olivia Galano led the pack with a runner-up finish (11:26.61), while senior Anne McGinty was third with a time of 11:28.47.  Occupying spots four, five and six were freshmen Sarah McKendry, Gwen Gunter and Mollie Evans.  McKendry finished the race in 11:32.05, while Gunter and Evans crossed in 11:39.84 and 11:47.91, respectively.

First-year Emily Lamm took second in the mile after checking in at 5:25.08, while Galano and Katelyn Benson placed fifth and sixth, respectively.  Galano posted a time of 5:39.04, while Benson clocked in at 5:40.20.  In the 800, senior Beth Armitage finished second with a time of 2:32.08 to lead all DU runners.  Freshman Ashley Bartreau was fifth (2:34.82), while Benson took eighth (2:36.78).

Sophomore Kristen Geary took third in the pole vault after clearing 9-06.25, while Kendra Epstein placed sixth in the long jump with a leap of 13-10.25.  First-year thrower Rebecca Fritch posted a pair of top-6 finishes on Friday night.  Fritch finished fifth in the shot put (30-07.00) and was sixth in the weight throw (28-09.00).

The Big Red returns to action next Friday at the annual NCAC Championship event hosted by The College of Wooster.  Friday's festivities begin at 1:30 p.m., while Saturday's events are slated to begin at 10:30 a.m.