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DU runs at W&L Carnival

Brian Myers took ninth in the 10,000-meter run at Washington & Lee.
Brian Myers took ninth in the 10,000-meter run at Washington & Lee.

The Denison men's outdoor track & field team ran at the annual Washington and Lee Carnival this weekend in Lexington, Va.

Senior Chad Kosanovich paced the Big Red with a fourth-place finish in the 1500-meter run after checking in at 3:59.94.  The senior distance runner also placed 13th in the 800 with a time of 1:58.25.  First-year Mitch Keller trailed Kosanovich in the 800.  The rookie completed the race in 1:58.90, landing him in 19th place.

Freshman Sam Posniewski posted a sixth-place finish in the 400 hurdles after crossing the line in at 57.56, while classmate Jordan Patterson took ninth and 10th in the 200 (22.55) and 100 (11.37) events, respectively.  First-year Quenton Richards also clocked in at 11.44 en route to a 13th-place finish in the 100-meter dash.

Brian Myers and Sam Beech occupied the ninth and 11th spots in the 10,000-meter run on Friday night.  Meyer crossed the finish line in 33:45.32, while Beech completed the race in 34:05.87.  Junior Jon Brachna took 14th in the 400-meter dash (51.60), while senior Jacob Ott was 19th in the 5,000 with a time of 15:35.59.

The Big Red also had three relay teams place in the top-6 on Saturday.  The 4x100 team of Richards, Joe Nichols, Ian Mulmat and Patterson combined for a time of 43.33.  That time earned them fifth place and ranks sixth all-time in school history.

In the 4x800, Posniewski, Brachna, Mitch Keller and Kosanovich combined to finish second with a time of 8:01.56, while Ryan Keller, Corey Black, Ott and Steven Johnson took sixth in 8:31.02.  Those two performances rank eighth and 10th all-time, respectively.

Denison returns to action on Saturday at the Carnegie Mellon Mini Invitational in Pittsburgh, Pa.