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Bryan Fowler finished 7th in the javelin on Friday at the Jesse Owens Classic.
Bryan Fowler finished 7th in the javelin on Friday at the Jesse Owens Classic.

The Denison men's track team sent two athletes to Ohio State's Jesse Owens Classic while the rest of the squad competed at the Kenyon Spring Invitational on Saturday.

DU senior Bryan Fowler competed in the javelin on Friday night at the Jesse Owens Classic, while freshman David Carter took part in the triple jump on Saturday afternoon.

Both Fowler and Carter recorded seventh-place showing in their respective events. The senior registered a mark of 172'5" in the javelin, while Carter's personal-best jump of 46'10.25" also landed him in the top-8. The freshman bested his previous PR by 1'5.25" which he achieved last weekend at the All-Ohio Championship meet.

On Saturday in Gambier, sophomore Church Humphreys paced the Big Red with a runner-up finish in the triple jump. Humphrey's finished with a combined leap of 39'9.75" en route to earning eight points for his team. Senior Ryan Keller and junior Drake Lohnes both turned in third-place showings in Gambier. Keller clocked in at 1:59.06 in the 800-meter run, while Lohnes finished the 3000-meter steeplechase in 10:29.11.

Other individual top-5 performances came from freshman Isaac Reed, senior Mitch Keller and freshman Niall Clancey. Reed took fourth in the 110 hurdles after crossing the line in 16.81, while Keller completed the 400 dash in 52.53 which landed him in fifth. Clancey was fifth in the 1500 with a final time of 4:06.58. He also turned in an eighth-place finish in the 800 (2:00.19).

Senior Quenton Richards rounded out the individual scoring, finishing sixth in the 100-meter dash. Richards earned that spot with a time of 11.39. The team of Mitch and Ryan Keller, Clancey and Zach Cove closed out the meet with a fourth-place finish in the 4x400 relay. The foursome turned in a time of 3:31.43.

The Big Red returns to competition next Friday when they host their annual Big Red Invitational. Field events will begin at 3:30 p.m., while the running events are scheduled to start at 6 p.m.