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Women's NCAC Indoor Preview

Aedin Brennan (left) and Abbi Boss (right) will lead DU into this year's conference championship.
Aedin Brennan (left) and Abbi Boss (right) will lead DU into this year's conference championship.

The Big Red women's Indoor Track and Field team concludes their conference season this weekend at the North Coast Athletic Conference championship meet in Greencastle, Ind. The Big Red will be represented by eleven athletes at the championship.

Fresh off of her pentathlon title last weekend, junior All-American Aedin Brennan paces the field in the 400-meter dash, entering with a time of 59.31. This weekend, the Fairport, N.Y. native looks to win her third consecutive conference title in the event. Brennan has a busy weekend as she works to repeat as NCAC Field Athlete of the Year. She is also a member of the 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams.

In the field events, Brennan is competing in the triple jump, long jump, and shot put. In the long jump and triple jump, Brennan is looking to repeat as NCAC champion. Also competing in the shot put is freshman Arlesha Cospy, while sophomore Anne Lee joins Brennan in the long jump.

Joining Brennan on both relay teams are sophomore Olivia Ireland and first-year students Grace Murray and Phoebe Osterhout. Brennan and Ireland were members of the first-place 4x400 relay team at last year's conference meet. Murray and Osterhout are also members of the distance medley relay team.

Rounding out the distance relay team are junior Kate Benson and senior Abbi Boss. The upperclassmen are also competing in the 1-mile run. Boss has a third event on her slate with the 5,000-meter run where she boasts the third-fastest entry time at 18:36.81.

In other distance events, senior Kristen Geary is running the 3,000 meters. The Rochester, N.Y. native is also competing in the pole vault, where she will be joined by freshman Allison Pineault.

The final two freshmen competing at the conference meet are Jessica Nix and Hannah Hall. Both are taking part in the high jump, where Hall paces the field with a 1.65 meter performance. Nix, aside from the high jump, is running in the 60-meter hurdles.

The championships begin on Friday in Greencastle, Ind. DePauw University will provide live video and live results coverage throughout the two-day championship.  Visit the championship homepage for links and the event schedule.

By Alex Kaufman
Denison Sports Information Assistant