Scots Take Part in Non-Scoring Denison Invitational

In their final tune up before next week’s North Coast Athletic Conference Championships, the College of Wooster track teams took part in the Denison Invitational Friday. The meet was a non-scoring event, which also included fellow conference schools Kenyon College, Ohio Wesleyan University, and Wittenberg University.

During competition, many events were contested among just a handful of participants as teams prepare for next week’s meet. Nonetheless, on the men’s side, Wooster’s Bryan Albani was the top competitor in the 110-meter hurdles (14.99), Josh Kime won the shot put (48 feet, 10 inches), while Eric Dyer (45 feet, 1.5 inches), Ramses Clements (41 feet, 3 inches), and Averell Gatton (41 feet, 1.5 inches) finished one, two, and three in the triple jump competition. Also, Wooster’s 4x100 relay team crossed the tape first with a time of 3:28.75.

Picking up runner-up finishes were Albani in the 400-meter hurdles (57.40, 2nd), and Robert McConnell in the pole vault, (13 feet, .25 inches, tied for 2nd). Third-places came from Will Setliff during the 400-meter dash in 51.31, Jon Mathis in the discus with a toss of 134 feet, 4 inches, Gatton in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 9 inches, and also in the high jump, clearing the bar at 6 feet even. 

In the women’s field, the Scots received first-place finishes from Katharina Kroll in the javelin (113 feet, 11 inches), Miriam Wise in the long jump (15 feet, 6 inches), edging out teammate Elizabeth Wardrop (15 feet, 5.5 inches), Kayla Miller in the triple jump (34 feet, 10.25 inches), and Wardrop in the high jump (4 feet, 7.75 inches).

Notching seconds were Natasha Blaise in both the 400-meter dash (1:01.06) and the 200-meter dash (27.79), Whitney Rappole in the 400-meter hurdles (1:09.02), and Sarah Appleton, who was nipped at the line during the 3,000-meter run (10:59.01).

Third-place showings went to Melanie Sidman during the javelin competition with a throw of 98 feet, while Wardrop collected her third top-three finish in the triple jump with a leap of 30 feet, 9.75 inches.

Also this weekend, KateLynn Riley is participating in the two-day NCAC heptathlon.