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Denison finishes fourth at Wooster

Abbi Boss won the 5,000 at the Fighting Scots Invitational on Saturday.
Abbi Boss won the 5,000 at the Fighting Scots Invitational on Saturday.

The Denison women's track & field team captured three event titles on Saturday, resulting in a fourth-place finish at the Fighting Scots Invitational hosted by the College of Wooster.

Senior Abbi Boss and junior Aedin Brennan combined for the Big Red's three victories. Boss captured the 5,000-meter title after breaking the tape in 18:36.81. Junior teammate Kate Benson also turned in a third-place performance in the event after posting a time of 19:32.55.

Brennan scored in five different event to help Denison at the Wooster meet. The three-time All-American won both the long (16'5.25") and triple jump (35'1") events. Sophomore Anne Lee also scored in the triple jump with a combined leap of 32'11.75".  Brennan also picked up points in the high jump, 60-meter hurdles and as the lead leg of the 4x400 relay team. The junior finished tied for third in the high jump after clearing (4'10.50"), finishing right behind second-place freshman Hannah Hall (5'0.50").

In the 60 hurdles, Brennan cross the line fourth with a time of 9.95. The relay team of Brennan, Grace Murray, Phoebe Osterhout and Hall combined for a fifth-place time of 4:38.48. In addition to her performance in the 4x400 relay, Osterhout also picked up points following a sixth-place finish in the mile. The freshman crossed the finish line in 5:59.55.

In field events, freshman Allison Pineault finished runner-up in the pole vault after successfully clearing 9'0.25". Freshman Arlesha Cospy took fourth in the shot put (36'6.75"), while junior Rebecca Fritch was fifth in the weight throw with a toss of 33'10".

Oberlin won the event with 139 points, edging the host Scots by eight tallies. Wittenberg was third with 97 points, finishing ahead of Denison (77) and Kenyon (45).

The Big Red returns to action next Saturday when they host the Bob Shannon Invitational at the Mitchell Fieldhouse in Granville. Events are scheduled to begin at 12 p.m.