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DU competes at Last Chance Meet

Kristen Geary finished tied for fifth in the pole vault at DU's Last Chance Meet.
Kristen Geary finished tied for fifth in the pole vault at DU's Last Chance Meet.

The Denison track and field team hosted its annual Last Chance Meet on Friday as a final tune-up for next weekend's North Coast Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship.

As a team, the Big Red posted three top-3 finishes, two of which were achieved by freshman Anne Lee.  Lee won the triple jump with a personal-best performance of 35'11.25".  She also took second in the long jump with a leap of 15'10.50".  The other top-3 performance came at the end of the meet when the 4x400 relay team of Kate Benson, Haley Dowdie, Claire Barcelo and Jillian Reagan took third with a time of 4:45.67.

Sophomore sprinter Kiki Yewer logged two top-6 performances.  Yewer finished with the fifth-best time in the 60-meter dash after crossing the line in 8.33.  She returned to the track to pick up a sixth-place finish in the 200 dash (27.34).  Junior Kristen Geary finished in a tie for fifth in the pole vault after clearing 9'7".  Olivia Ireland finished seventh and 10th in the 400 and 200-meter events, respectively.  Ireland clocked in at 1:04.83 in the 400 and completed the 200 in 28.76.

Sophomores Macey Thornburg and Sarah McKendry paced a large group of Denison in the 3,000-meter run.   Thornburg led the charge with an eighth-place performance after completing the race in 11:52.26.  McKendry finished second for DU and 10th overall with a time of 12:09.39.  Benson rounded out the list of top-10 performers with a 10th-place finish in the mile.  The sophomore middle distance runner finished the race in 5:45.86.

Denison returns to action next weekend when they host the 2014 NCAC Indoor Track & Field Championship at the Mitchell Fieldhouse in Granville.  The two-day event will begin Friday at 12 p.m.