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Denison finishes 3rd at Wooster Quad

Quenton Richards was part of two runner-up performances at the Wooster Quad.
Quenton Richards was part of two runner-up performances at the Wooster Quad.

The Big Red men's track and field team compiled 113 points en route to a third-place finish at the Wooster Quad on Tuesday afternoon.

Denison captured four event titles on Tuesday. Freshman David Carter won two of the events, while the Big Red also won two of the three relay events. Carter won the triple jump with a personal-best jump of 45'8.50", which surpassed his previous PR by 3.5". The freshman also won the long jump (21'2.75") and took fifth in the 100-meter dash (11.96).

The foursome of Mitch Keller, Ryan Keller, Niall Clancey and Zach Munn picked up victories in both the 4x800 and 4x400 relays. The grouping checked in with a time of 8:10.10 in the 4x800 which ranks as the ninth-fastest time in school history, while their time of 3:33.85 set the pace in the 4x400. In addition to running the second leg of both relays, Ryan Keller also finished runner-up in the 800 after crossing the line in 2:00.93.

Senior Quenton Richards finished second in the 100 dash with a time of 11.55. He also ran the opening leg of the second-place 4x100 team. Richards, Michael Bonebrake, Alex Chin and Isaac Reed completed the race in 45.99. Chin and Reed took fourth in the 200 dash (24.53) and 110 hurdles (17.23), respectively, while Bonebrake finished fifth in the 200 (24.98) and sixth in the 400 (55.49). Junior Patrick Dunn was also runner-up in the 1500 with a time of 4:15.92 while also placing ninth in the 800 at 2:08.92. Senior Sam Beech took third in the 3,000-meter run after crossing the line in 9:35.65, while Jake Dennie was third in the 1500 (4:16.04).

Junior Drake Lohnes had two top-8 showings in field events, placing fourth in the shot (28'7") and eighth in the long jump (16'0.50"). Senior Ian Mulmat and freshman Jack Marchetti rounded out the scoring for DU. Mulmat was fifth in the 400 dash with a time of 55.29, while Marchetti clocked in at 9:48.32 in the 3K which landed him in fifth place.

The host Scots won the event with 195 points, while second-place Ohio Wesleyan (115) edged the Big Red by just two points. Kenyon rounded out the field with 96 points.

Denison returns to action this weekend when they send the majority of their team to the Kenyon Spring Invitational on Saturday (April 23). The Big Red will also send six athletes to the Jesse Owens Classic at The Ohio State University on Friday and Saturday (April 22-23).