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Brennan takes 2nd at All-Ohio Combined Events

Aedin Brennan posted a PR performance in the high jump on Sunday.
Aedin Brennan posted a PR performance in the high jump on Sunday.

Denison senior Aedin Brennan compiled 3,562 points en route to a second-place showing at the 2016 All-Ohio Combined Events Championship held at the Mitchell Fieldhouse on Sunday in Granville.

Brennan opened the 2016 All-Ohio Combined Events Championship with a personal-best performance. The senior took third in the 60-meter hurdles with a school-record time of 9.32, besting her own record by 12 hundredths of a second. Baldwin-Wallace senior Melanie Winters won the event after surpassing her own meet record with a final time of 8.88.

Brennan added 747 points to her score in the second event after successfully clearing a personal best mark of 5'3.25" in the high jump. After falling into fourth place in the standings through two events, Brennan jumped two spots with a toss of 36'1.25" in the shot put. That mark won the event, added 595 points to her overall total and bested her pervious meet record of 35'9.25" set at last year's event.

Heading into the final event, Brennan maintained her second-place standing following a third-place performance in the long jump. The senior's best mark was 17'6" which earned her 651 points. Winters was victorious in the event with a meet record mark of 18'9" which was achieved in her first jump.

In the 800-meter run, the North Coast Athletic Conference senior duo of Wooster's Hilary Coady and Brennan occupied the top-2 spots in the event. Coady won the event in a time of 2:26.82, 75 hundredths of a second shy of Brennan's record set at last year's meet. The DU senior took second after checking in at 2:27.43.

Winters took home her third-consecutive pentathlon title with a meet record 3,651 points, while Brennan finished runner-up and Coady took third with 3,387 tallies. Wittenberg's Rebecah Delp and Kristine Wagner of Ohio Northern rounded out the top-5 with 3,145 and 3,006 points, respectively.

Brennan and the Big Red will return to action next Saturday (Feb. 13) at the All-Ohio Championship hosted by Otterbein University. Running and field events are scheduled to begin at 12 p.m.