WOOSTER, Ohio -- Highlighted by senior Mackenzie Mason's new program record in the pole vault, Denison women's track & field currently sits in the sixth place after day one of the 2019 North Coast Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship hosted at the College of Wooster.
Mason led the Big Red in a tie for fourth in the pole vault after setting a new school record with a height of 10'9" (3.28 meters), which is two inches higher than the program's second-highest mark from Emily Hammeren at 10'7.00". The leap was also a new personal record for Mason, 3.75" higher than her previous PR.
Also scoring for DU in the field events was a pair of top eight finishers in the weight throw. Sophomore Anna Vrancken logged a new career-best throw of 45'11.25" (14.00 meters) to place sixth overall while Abby Reppert also tallied a new PR and followed in seventh on a distance of 44'5.25" (13.54 meters). Freshman Leah Ackerman landed in 10th on a throw of 39'4.50" (12.00 meters).
On the track, Tommy Solberg, Molly Smith, Sydney Lerda, and Sarah Radziewicz teamed up in the distance medley relay where they placed eighth overall on a final time of 13.33.44. Smith also competed in the prelims of the 400-meter dash and finished in 10th after clocking in at 1:04.55.
Also competing in the distance events was freshman Emily Willson who finished in 13th place in the 5,000-meter run after logging a time of 19:31.50.
The Big Red will return to the Scot Center on Saturday for the final day of action at the NCAC Indoor Track & Field Championship. Field events will begin at 10 a.m. while the finals for the running events will follow at 2:15 p.m.