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Records fall at Purple & White Invite

Kristen Geary took 4th in the pole vault at Capital on Saturday.
Kristen Geary took 4th in the pole vault at Capital on Saturday.

In her collegiate debut, first-year Aedin Brennan broke a pair of Denison indoor records at the Capital Purple and White Invitational on Saturday in Bexley, Ohio.  As a team, the Big Red finished sixth after totaling 36 points.

Brennan opened her college career with an outstanding performance in the long jump.  The first-year jumper took second behind Wright State's Kylie Kopp with a leap of 17'2".  That performance bested the previous school record set by Melanie Cluss in 2002 (16'10.25").  Later in the day, the rookie took second in the triple jump with a distance of 36'4.25".  Her jump surpassed Cluss' school record by almost two feet (34'5").  Brennan also placed ninth in the finals of the 60-meter hurdles.  The first-year's time of 10.11 ranks second on Denison's all-time performers list behind Cluss.

In addition to Brennan, rookie Kiki Yewer and sophomore Kristen Geary combined for three more top-5 finishes.  Yewer took fourth and fifth in the 60 and 200-meter dashes, respectively.  She posted a time of 27.64 in the 200 and an 8.26 in the 60-meter event.  Yewer's 60-meter time ranks third on the school's top performers list, trailing current teammate Tiffany Davis (7.81) and Jackie Berner (7.99).

Geary posted a fourth-place finish in the pole vault.  The sophomore cleared 9'0.25" en route to earning five points for Denison.  Geary placed fourth behind three Wright State vaulters.

The 4x400 relay team of Brennan, Yewer, Jillian Reagan and Kendra Epstein rounded out the DU scoring with a third-place finish.  The foursome completed the race in 4:35.41.

The Big Red will compete in their first complete team competition on Jan. 26 at the annual Denison Lid-Lifter in Granville, Ohio.