The 2011 North Coast Athletic Conference Championship is underway but the weather did not cooperate. After battling through rain, wind, thunder and lightning, a majority of Friday's preliminaries were wiped from the schedule in favor of timed finals on Saturday.
Despite the rough weather, DU did turn in some notable performances on Friday. Senior Katie Navarre likely closed out what has been a remarkable cross country/track and field career at Denison. The four-time All-American posted a 10th place finish in the women's 10,000 meter run with a time of 40:13.71. An NCAA Postgraduate Scholar, Academic All-American and Denison Presidential Medalist, Navarre's contributions to the Denison track and cross country programs will be felt for years to come.
One preliminary that did happen was the women's 100 meter dash where first-year Tiffany Davis posted a time of 12.97 to place third heading into Saturday's finals.
In Friday's field event finals, Georgie Strohmenger turned in an 11th place finish in the long jump with a leap of 15'0" while Claire Navarro took 17th with a distance of 14'5.25". Ashlee Dickson also posted an 11th place finish in the pole vault after clearing 9'0.25".