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Brennan named Great Lakes Field Athlete of the Year

Denison Track and Field Team Member

Denison junior All-American Aedin Brennan was selected as the Great Lakes Region Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year on Tuesday as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Brennan, a four-time All-American who will be making her sixth trip to the NCAA Championship event, was named North Coast Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Year for the fifth-consecutive time after scoring 32 points in four field events at the 2015 NCAC Outdoor Championship. She won both the NCAC heptathlon and the outdoor triple jump for third-straight year. Brennan's mark of 39'7.75" surpassed both her own school record and the NCAC record which was set in 2001. The Fairport, New York native was also runner-up in the long jump and fifth in the javelin at the conference meet.

Brennan will open the national meet on Thursday when she begins the two-day heptathlon. She enters the event as the No. 5 seed with a score of 4,850 points. Brennan will close out the heptathlon on Friday and return to the St. Lawrence University track on Saturday for the triple jump. She will enter that event as the No. 6 seed.

The NCAA heptathlon will begin on Thursday with the 100 hurdles at 1 p.m. The 22 athletes in the event will also compete in the high jump, shot put and 200-meter dash on the first day. Friday's festivities will begin at 12 p.m. and will feature the long jump, the javelin and the 800-meter run. The women's triple jump is slated to start at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Additional information about the three-day event can be found at St. Lawrence University's championship site.