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Sat Apr 06
at Marv Frye Invitational 4th Place
in Delaware, Ohio
Wed Apr 10
3:30 p.m.
Denison-Wooster Dual Meet 1st Place
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 13
10 a.m.
at All-Ohio Championship 6th Place
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Apr 20
10 a.m. / 12 p.m.
at Kenyon Spring Invitational 3rd Place
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Apr 20
10 a.m.
at Kentucky Outdoor Open
in Lexington, Ky. (UK Outdoor Track & Field Complex)
Fri Apr 26
1:30 p.m. / 6 p.m.
Big Red Invitational
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Apr 26
8:10 p.m.
at Jesse Owens Classic
in Columbus, Ohio (Jesse Owens Stadium)
Sat Apr 27
12 p.m.
at NCAC Combined Events Championship
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sun Apr 28
at NCAC Combined Events Championship
in Oberlin, Ohio
Fri May 03
12 p.m. / 3 p.m.
at NCAC Championship
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat May 04
10 a.m. / 2:15 p.m.
at NCAC Championship 6th Place
in Gambier, Ohio
Fri May 10
4 p.m.
at Harrison Dillard Twilight
in Berea, Ohio
Wed May 15
11 a.m. / 6 p.m.
at Gregory Invitational
in Naperville, Ill.
Thu May 16
1 p.m. / 3:30 p.m.
at Gregory Invitational
in Naperville, Ill.
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Men’s Track & Field place 7th at Kenyon Classic

James Dixie  |  Photo by Brett Dunbar
James Dixie | Photo by Brett Dunbar

GRANVILLE, Ohio -- Denison men's track and field tallied 39 team points on Saturday afternoon to place seventh overall at the Kenyon Classic hosted in Gambier, Ohio at the Kenyon Athletic Center. The Big Red finished eight points ahead of Bethany (W.V.) in eighth place (31) and trailed Mount Vernon Nazarene in sixth place with 67.50 points.

Junior James Dixie led DU with three finishes in the top 15, highlighted by a third-place finish in the triple jump with a leap of 40'10.50" (12.46 meters). In the high jump, Dixie placed seventh overall on a career-best distance of 5'8.50" (1.74 meters). Ryan Fleming paced DU in the high jump in second place at 6'2.25" (1.89 meters).

Dixie garnered another PR in the pole vault after reaching a height of 10'00" (3.05 meters) to place 15th overall.

In the long jump, junior Jake Coplin finished in second with a 20'3.50" (6.18 meters), and Alex Chin landed in seventh at 19'4.25" (5.90 meters).

Rounding out the field events was junior Bryce Stricker who competed in the weight throw event at the Kent State Tune-Up on Saturday. Placing 15th overall, Stricker reached a distance of 52'2" (15.90 meters).

On the track, the Big Red found success in the distance and sprint events, led by a third-place finish from Niall Clancey in the one-mile race where he clocked in at 4:31.67. Rhys Fitschen-Brown placed 19th overall (4:53.90) and Henri Hegemier followed in 35th with a PR of 5:19.45. Fitschen Brown also finished 26th overall in the 800-meter run in 2:16.45.

In the sprints, freshman Seven Lindsey placed fifth overall in the 200-meter dash and logged a final time of 23.68. Jack Ruddy placed 11th and clocked in at 24.16, while Esteban Sainz (19th - 24.95), Otto Laakonen (21st - 25.08), and Zackary Johnston (31st - 26.24) also competed.

In the 400 meter dash, Laakonen led the DU in 17th place with a personal best of 55.13 and Johnston followed with his own PR of 57.19 in 23rd.

The Big Red will return to action next Friday, February 22 when Denison hosts the NCAC Last Chance Meet at the Mitchell Fieldhouse in Granville.