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Denison takes third at Scots Invite

Emily Lamm scored 10 points after winning the 800 at the Wooster Invite.
Emily Lamm scored 10 points after winning the 800 at the Wooster Invite.

The Big Red women's track & field team won six event titles and posted 10 top-3 performance en route to a third-place finish at the Wooster Fighting Scots Invitational on Saturday in Wooster, Ohio.

Denison won five individual titles, two of which were captured by the reigning North Coast Athletic Conference Sprinter of the Week Tiffany Davis.  Davis won the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.51.  The senior followed that up a victory in the 200 after crossing the finish line 25.77. In between Davis' two wins, sophomore Emily Lamm claimed victory in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:26.62.

Senior Olivia Galano captured DU's first event title of the day with a win in the 5,000-meter run.  Galano crossed the line in a personal-best time of 17:52.77.  In addition to posting a PR in the event, the senior distance runner also moved into second place on the school's top performers list in the 5K.

Following the Galano's victory, the Big Red foursome of Kiki Yewer, Olivia Ireland, Aedin Brennan and Davis won the 4x200 relay with an impressive time of 1:46.07.  That time is the third best by a 4x200 grouping in the history of the program.

In addition to the victory in the 4x200 relay, Brennan also recorded four other top-6 performances, including a victory in the triple jump.  The current NCAC Field Athlete of the Week's combined jump of 35'9.25" won the event by over three feet.  Brennan finished runner up in the shot put (35'5.25"), fourth in the high jump (4'7.75") and sixth in the 60 hurdles (9.98). Junior Marina Townsend also took fourth in the high jump after clearing the same height as Brennan.

Also providing points for DU were Abbi Boss, Claire Barcelo, Anne Lee and Yewer.  Boss finished third in the 5,000 with a personal-best time of 18:54.79, while Barcelo was sixth in the event (19:50.27). Lee took third in both the long (15'2.25") and triple jump (32'5.50") events.  Yewer placed fifth in the 60 after clocking in at 8.51, while her time of 27.92 in the 200 dash landed her in sixth place.

In the final event of the day, the 4x400 relay, the grouping of Ireland, Lamm, Haley Dowdie and Wendy Geslewitz took seventh after posting a time of 4:41.59.

Allegheny won the team title with 105 points, edging second-place Wittenberg by two tallies.  The Big Red totaled 97.66 points, while Wooster (95.33) and Kenyon (89) rounded out the five-team field.

Denison returns home next Saturday when they host the first-ever Bob Shannon Invitational at the Mitchell Fieldhouse in Granville. In addition to the Bob Shannon Invite, Denison will also host the All-Ohio Combined Events Championship next weekend (Feb. 8-9).