Men’s Track & Field places sixth at All-Ohio

(L-R) Ben Foster, Niall Clancey  |  Photo by Curt Ashcraft
(L-R) Ben Foster, Niall Clancey | Photo by Curt Ashcraft

DELAWARE, Ohio – Denison men's track & field placed sixth overall at the 2019 All-Ohio Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted at Ohio Wesleyan University on Saturday in Delaware. Tallying 52 points for the day, the Big Red trailed fifth-place Baldwin Wallace with 56 points and edged out seventh place Wooster with 49 points. Otterbein University took home the team title with 140.50 combined points.

Posting seven finishes in the top-five, the Big Red were highlighted in the triple jump where senior David Carter won the event with a jump of 45'4.25" (13.82 meters). Junior James Dixie followed in sixth place at 41'10.50" (12.76 meters).

Dixie also competed in two additional events for DU as he placed fifth overall in the long jump and the javelin throw. In the long jump, Dixie landed a new personal record on a leap of 21'4.75" (6.52 meters). Jake Coplin followed in 10th place on a mark of 20'7.75" (6.29 meters) and Alex Chin finished in 20th (19'4.25").

In the javelin, Dixie placed fifth overall on a launch of 157'2" (47.90 meters). Freshman Esteban Sainz led the Big Red in third place on a new personal-best throw of 163'6" (49.85 meters). Ivan Maldonado finished fourth overall at 161'11" (49.35 meters).

Junior Ryan Fleming garnered another third-place finish for Denison in the high jump where he came in at 6'4.25" (1.94 meters).

In the hammer throw, junior Bryce Stricker placed seventh overall on a mark of 160'1" (48.81 meters), while Austin McManus competed in the discus event and placed 16th at 118'4" (36.14 meters).

On the track, sophomore Adam Cromwell led Denison in the 10,000-meter run where he placed sixth overall on a new PR time of 32:45.83. His new personal best also launched him into Denison's top-10 list of personal records for the program. He was followed by Jack Marchetti in 14th place (34:08.38), Keanan Ginell in 20th (35:45.19) and Clayton Watters in 23rd (36:00.71).

Denison's best finish in the running events came from Ben Foster in the 1,500-meter run where the junior crossed the finish line at 3:59.45. In the 3,000 meter steeplechase, Rhys Fitschen-Brown placed 17th overall on a time of 10:23.08, while Niall Clancey finished in sixth place in the 800-meter run at 1:57.75.

In the 200-meter dash, Seven Lindsey placed 20th overall after logging a 22.96.

The Big Red will return to action next Saturday, April 20 when they travel to Gambier, Ohio to compete in the Kenyon Spring Invitational.