Senior Aedin Brennan and sophomore Jessica Nix combined for 13 points at 2016 North Coast Athletic Conference Combined Events on Sunday in Oberlin, Ohio. Brennan captured her eighth-straight NCAC Combined Events title with a conference record score of 5,008 points, while Nix's 3,288 tallies landed her in sixth place.
Brennan re-set her own conference mark after collecting four victories and posting three runner-up finishes. The senior closed out Saturday with first-place performances in the shot put (37'1") and 200-meter dash (26.21), while also taking second in the 100 hurdles (14.89) and high jump (5'1.75"). Brennan's 100 hurdles performance surpassed her PR by 16 hundredths of a second. On Sunday, she opened competition with victories in the long jump (18'1.50") and javelin (110'). In the final event of the weekend, Brennan finished runner-up in the 800-meter event after crossing the finish line in 2:21.17).
Nix's best finish came in the javelin where she placed fourth with a final heave of 73'10". She also PRed in the 100 hurdles with a time of 16.83, shaving 29 hundredths of a second off her previous personal-best time. That time landed her fifth in the event. Nix was also fifth in the high jump (4'7.75"), sixth in the shot put (26'3") and 800 (2:55.96), seventh in the long jump (15'1.50") and eighth in the 200 dash (29.60).
Trailing Brennan in second place was Wooster Hilary Coady who compiled a score of 4,796, while Rebecah Delp was third with 4,058 points. Ohio Wesleyan's Emily Brown and Alyssa Acevedo were fourth (3,853) and fifth (3,334), respectively, while Nix, Kenyon's Mary Lauletta (3,182) and MaryKate Caja of OWU (3,046) rounded out the scoring.
With 13 points, Denison will enter next weekend's NCAC Championship event with a three-point lead over Ohio Wesleyan. The Big Red will host the 2016 NCAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship meet. The two-day event will begin on Friday and run through Saturday.