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Big Red takes 3rd at Wooster Quad

Rebecca Fritch won three events at the Wooster Quad on Tuesday.
Rebecca Fritch won three events at the Wooster Quad on Tuesday.

The Denison women's track and field team captured four event titles en route to a third-place finish at the Wooster Quad on Tuesday afternoon in Wooster, Ohio.

Senior Rebecca Fritch picked up three of the team's four victories, while classmate Emily Lamm had the other. Fritch captured three individual titles in field events, highlighted by a personal-record performance in the shot put. The senior won the shot with a heave of 34'5.50" which moved her into eight on the school's top performer's list. Fritch also won the hammer throw (114'9") and discus (114'5"). Lamm won the only event she competed in, setting the pace in the 1500 with a time of 4:58.60.

Sophomore Jessica Nix logged three top-5 finishes on Tuesday. Nix's best performance came in the 100 hurdles where she finished second with a time of 17.22. The sophomore also had fifth-place showings in both the high jump (4'5") and long jump (14'5.75").

Junior Shelby Jude, sophomores Hannah Hall and Phoebe Osterhout and freshman Mackenzie Mason took third in their respective events. Jude turned in a time of 2:37.56 in the 800, while Hall successfully cleared 4'11". Osterhout completed the 3,000-meter run in 11:24.04, while Mason finished with a mark of 8'0.50" in the pole vault. Senior Grace Danis rounded out the individual performance with a fifth-place finish in the 100-meter dash (14.96).

The grouping of Kate Benson, Emily Grabauskas, Jude and Lindsey Studebaker turned in the fourth-fastest 4x800 relay time in school history at 9:59.77, landing them in second place in the event. That same foursome also finished third in the 4x400 relay (4:33.54). The foursome of Danis, Hall, Mason and Nix took second in the 4x100 relay (54.89).

The host Scots won the event with 204 points, while second-place Kenyon (107) edged the Big Red by six points. Ohio Wesleyan rounded out the field with 49 points.

Denison returns to action this weekend when they send the majority of their team to the Kenyon Spring Invitational on Saturday (April 23). The Big Red will also send six athletes to the Jesse Owens Classic at The Ohio State University on Friday and Saturday (April 22-23).