Brennan wins NCAC Pentathlon

Aedin Brennan won the 2013 NCAC Pentathlon on Sunday at Wooster.
Aedin Brennan won the 2013 NCAC Pentathlon on Sunday at Wooster.

Freshman Aedin Brennan won the 2013 North Coast Athletic Conference Pentathlon on Sunday afternoon at The College of Wooster.  Brennan won three of the five events and totaled an NCAC record 3,280 points, knocking off defending champion Emily Amburgey by 331 tallies.

At the conclusion of the 60-meter hurdles and high jump events, Brennan ranked fourth in the overall standings, trailing Amburgey by 110 points.  The DU rookie finished tied for fifth in the 60 hurdles with a personal-best time of 9.79 and placed tied for third in the high jump after clearing 5-01.25.  Brennan's performance in the high jump moved her into third on the school's top performers list.

Brennan rocketed to the top of the standings after scoring 516 points in the shot put.  The first-year's toss of 32-02.00 won the event by more than two and a half feet and gave her a six-point lead in the overall standings.  Brennan extended her pentathlon lead to 77 points after posting 603 points in the long jump with a leap of 16-11.25.  The versatile rookie capped off her string of wins in the 800-meter run.  Brennan completed the race in 2:27.87 to secure DU's first pentathlon victory.

Brennan's victory gave the Big Red 10 points that will carry over to the NCAC Championship next weekend.  In addition, her 3,280 points rank 12th in all of Division III with one week left to qualify for nationals.  The top 15 scores will advance to NCAA Division III Championship in Naperville, Ill. on March 8-9.