Wooster hosted four NCAC squads last weekend for the Fighting Scots Invitational, with Wittenberg earning first-place honors in the men’s standings and Oberlin collecting first-place in the women’s standings. A number of the Ohio-based NCAC squads will travel to Granville this weekend as Denison hosts its annual Bob Shannon Invite.
ALLEGHENY took part in the SPIRE Midwest Open, against competitors from all three NCAA classifications. Men’s highlights included the DMR quartet of John Hughes (Cold Spring, NY/Haldane), Allen Baugh (Trenton, NJ/United Christian Academy), Brad Baronner (Duncansville, PA/Hollidaysburg) and Carter Smith (Cranberry Twp., PA/Eden Christian) leading all Division-III squads, and placing fourth overall in 10:22.37. Sophomore Kurtis Williams (New Brighton, PA/New Brighton) placed third in a 28-athlete field - and first among D-III competitors - in the weight throw with a mark of 16.07 meters. The Gator women’s DMR team also had a strong performance, as S.J. Guillaume (Ridgefield, CT/Ridgefield), Noelle Lemons (Kittanning, PA/Kittanning), Margaret Cantlay (Chagrin Falls, OH/Chagrin Falls) and Emily Forner (Beaver, PA/Beaver Area) led all Division-III squads with a time of 12:27.63, the third-fastest mark in program history. Monica Patrick (Salem, OH/South Ridge) led all Division-III runners in the 3,000 meter run with a time of 10:27.95.
DENISON finished second at the Fighting Scots Invitational on the men’s side after racking up 96 points over the course of 16 events. Sophomore David Carter (New Albany, OH/Westminster (CT)) picked up the Big Red’s lone win after claiming the triple jump title with a combined leap of 13.36 meters. Bryce Stricker (Mason, OH/Moeller) had a pair of top-5 finishes as he finished third in the shot put (13.14m) and fifth in the weight throw (13.79m). Sophomore Niall Clancey (West Windsor, NJ/West Windsor South) placed second in the mile after crossing the line in 4:29.66. The Big Red women collected five event victories and re-set two school records en route to a second place finish. Sophomore sprinter Ajai Brooks (Washington, DC/Washington Latin Public Charter School) led the way with two of DU’s victories. Brooks won the 60-meter event with a time of 7.96, while also posting a winning time of 26.26 in the 200. Hannah Hall (New Richmond, OH/New Richmond) re-set her own school record in the high jump with a winning mark of 1.66 meters. Arlesha Cospy (Trotwood, OH/Trotwood-Madison) broke her own school record in the weight throw with a toss of 15.26 meters which resulted in a third-place finish.
DEPAUW was idle last week and will host its annual Tiger Small College Invitational this weekend.
KENYON finished fifth on both the men’s and women’s side at the Fighting Scots Invitational. Sophomore Isak Davis (Richmond, VA/Geneva School) won the 800-meter run in a time of 1:59.58. Ladies’ senior Andrea Ludwig (Pleasanton, CA/Livermore Valley Charter Prep) claimed Kenyon’s lone individual event win as she won the 3,000-meter race in 11:12.19. The Ladies posted nine, top-five, individual finishes and scored a total of 56 points.
OBERLIN competed at the Fighting Scot Invitational, with the Yeomen taking home fourth and the Yeowomen taking home first. Junior James Tanford (Bloomington, IN/Bloomington South) was busy for the Yeomen as he topped the 15-runner field in the 200-meters in 23.49 and took second in the 400 in 51.97. Tanford also earned second-place in the triple jump with a mark of 12.75 meters. Yeowomen junior Ana Richardson (Eugene, OR/South Eugene) won the weight throw with a mark of 16.13 meters and was second in the shot at 12.24 meters. Junior Annie Goodridge (Boston, MA/Winsor School) displayed her versatility, winning the women’s triple jump with a mark of 10.97 meters and also took third in the 60-meter dash at 8.495.
OHIO WESLEYAN traveled to compete in the non-scoring SPIRE Midwest Open, turning in a number of outstanding individual performances. One the men’s side sophomore Kevin Jones (Delaware, OH/Marengo Highland) and freshman Ahmed Hamed (Hilliard, OH/Bradley) recorded OWUs best individual finishes. Jones finished fourth in the mile run in 4:19.59 and Hamed placed fourth in his section of the 3000-meter run in 9:11.17. Freshman Cirrus Robinson (Ashland, OH/Ashland) continued her outstanding start to the indoor season by winning the high jump at 1.68 meters. Senior Sarah Fowler (Mount Vernon, OH/Fredericktown) also finished third in the 3000-meter run in 9:52.80.
WABASH won two events and earned top-three finishes in 11 total events to place third at the Rose-Hulman Invitational. Dominic Patacsil (West Lafayette, IN/West Lafayette) won the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15:16.58, while PJ Shafer (Crawfordsville, IN/Crawfordsville) won the high jump by clearing 1.95 meters. Connor Stumm (Sheridan, IN/Sheridan) and Cole Seward (Terre Haute, IN/North Vigo) both competed in the heptathlon at the Tom Hathaway Invitational. Stumm placed third with a score of 4,164 while Seward placed fourth with 4,103, points.
WITTENBERG turned in an impressive performance at the Fighting Scots Invitational last weekend as the men took home first-place honors and the women earned third. Tyler Gittins (Westerville, OH/Columbus Academy) came in first in the 60-meter hurdles, as the junior recorded a finals heat of 8.83 seconds. Cody Shutt (Columbus, OH/Hilliard Davidson) also earned first in the 400-meter dash at 51.90. On the women’s side, the Tigers third-place team finish was highlighted by a first place finish from Alaina Longshore (Columbus, OH/Franklin Heights) in the 400 meter-dash at 1:01.81. Longshore also finished fourth in the 200-meter dash after running 27.88 in the finals.
WOOSTER hosted the Fighting Scots Invitational last weekend as the men turned in a third-place finish and the women finished fourth. Sophomore Jordan Dennis (Ellenwood, GA/Arabia Mountain) broke Wooster’s school record in the 60-meter hurdles with a 9.22. The Scots took first in the three distance events with sophomore Jacob Denbeaux (Hillsdale, NJ/Pascack Valley) winning the mile in 4:28.11, freshman Miki Rae (Capital Hts., MD/St. Albans) winning the 3000 meters at 9:46.98 and sophomore Jackson Feinknopf (Columbus, OH/Bexley) taking the 5000 meters at 15:56.60. Sophomore Carolyn Webster (Fredericktown, OH/Fredericktown) played a big role in helping Wooster to a fourth-place finish as a double-winner in the 60-meter hurdles (10.06) and the long jump (4.98m). Webster was also the runner-up in the high jump with a season-best clearance of 1.61m.