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Women earn top-5 finish at All-Ohio

Olivia Galano broke the school record in the 3K at Saturday's All-Ohio.
Olivia Galano broke the school record in the 3K at Saturday's All-Ohio.

The Denison women's track and field team won three event titles and recorded six top-3 finishes en route to a fifth-place finish at the annual Division III All-Ohio Championship hosted by Otterbein University on Saturday.

Senior sprinter Tiffany Davis logged two of Denison's three victories after winning the 60 and 200-meter dash events.  After qualifying for the finals with a time of 7.95 in the prelim, Davis shaved eight hundredths of a second off her time en route to winning the 60-meter dash (7.87).  In the 200, Davis completed the race in 25.45 en route to her second event title.  Sophomore Kiki Yewer took eighth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.27.

Sophomore Aedin Brennan captured the Big Red's third title after winning the triple jump with a combined leap of 36'3".  She also posted DU's lone runner-up finish with a personal-best performance in the long jump. Brennan's leap of 17'5.50" surpassed her previous school record by 3.50".  Senior Olivia Galano also broke a school record at the All-Ohio meet.  Galano completed the 3,000-meter run in 10:15.44, besting the previous record set by Katie Narvarre in 2009 (10:18.39).  The senior's school-record time landed her in third place in the event.  Additionally, Galano improved her PR time by 6.79 seconds.

Denison also scored 10 points in two relay events.  The 4x200 team of Yewer, Olivia Ireland, Brennan and Davis just missed out on a runner-up finish.  The foursome finished one hundredth of a second behind second-place Mount Union with a time of 1:47.20.  In the 4x400, that same grouping took fifth with a time of 4:08.68.

Mount Union captured the team title with 110.50 points, while Baldwin Wallace finished second with 91.50 tallies. Ohio Wesleyan compiled 81 points, while Otterbein (60) and Denison (55) rounded out the top five spots in the standings.

The Big Red returns to competition next weekend when they send the majority of their team to the Kenyon College Classic on Saturday. In addition to competing in Gambier, DU will also send select athletes to the Kent State Tune Up.