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Denison takes third after collecting five wins

Anne Lee | Photo by Jace Delgado
Anne Lee | Photo by Jace Delgado

GRANVILLE, Ohio -- The Big Red women's track & field team picked up five victories for the second-consecutive meet en route to a third-place finish at the annual Bob Shannon Invitational held at the Mitchell Fieldhouse on the campus of Denison University.

Junior Arlesha Cospy led the way with two of the squad's five wins after sweeping the throwing events. Cospy posted a new personal-record performance in the shot put with a winning toss of 41'10.75". That mark is a three inch improvement from her previous PR achieved on Feb. 27, 2015 at the Denison Last Chance meet. The junior was also victorious in the weight throw with a heave of 49'4.25".

Senior Anne Lee, junior Hannah Hall and sophomore Ajai Brooks were responsible for the other three DU wins. Lee claimed victory in the triple jump with a combined leap of 33'10.75" while also finishing fourth in the long jump with a top mark of 15'10.25". Hall successfully cleared 5'3" in the high jump, while Brooks crossed the line in 26.10 to win the 200-meter dash. The sophomore sprinter also finished runner up in the 60 after checking in at 7.90.

The Big Red also had success in the relay events collecting three top-3 finishes. The grouping of Sydney Lerda, Shelby Jude, Sara Lichtenberg and Anna Fash combined for a time of 13:16.21 en route to a third-place finish in the distance medley relay. Denison followed that up with a second-place showing in the 4x200 relay. The foursome of Bren'et Muldrow, Brooks, Sydney Chandler and Mackenzie Mason posted a time of 1:51.45. The final event of the meet was the 4x400 relay where Chandler, Brooks, Lerda and Lichtenberg finished second with a time of 4:20.68.

Rounding out the scoring were sophomore Alyssa Bahel, freshman Erin O'Connor and Mason. Bahel placed fourth in the 5,000-meter run after crossing the line in 19:19.57, while O'Connor took fourth in the mile with a time of 5:36.27. Mason finished eighth in the pole vault with a personal-best mark of 9'2.50". The sophomore's height cleared bested her previous personal record by 2.25" set two week ago at the Denison Lid-Lifter.

Carnegie Mellon captured the team title with 159 points, 22 more than second-place Ohio Wesleyan. The Big Red collected 96 points, while fourth-place Kenyon had 53 tallies. Rio Grande (49), Washington & Jefferson (47), Wooster (45), Mount Vernon Nazarene (35) and Muskingum (23) completed the team standings.

Junior Jessica Nix will compete in Sunday's All-Ohio Pentathlon held at the Mitchell Fieldhouse. The Big Red team will return to action next Saturday at the All-Ohio Championship held at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.