DU women finish fifth at All-Ohio meet

DELAWARE, Ohio (April 16, 2022) – The Denison University women’s track and field team returned to Ohio Wesleyan University for the second consecutive weekend to compete in the 2022 All-Ohio Outdoor Track and Field Championships , where the Big Red ranked fifth out of 14 teams with 74 points.

Case Western Reserve won the All-Ohio tag team title with 132 points while second-place Ohio Wesleyan was seven points behind with 125. Only 2.5 points separated third-place Wooster (113.50 points) from fourth-placed Oberlin (111), while sixth-placed Wittenberg (70.50) was only 3.5 points behind Big Red.

Four of Denison’s three All-Ohio championships have come from freshman year and two have come from Anaya Jolivettewho won the 100 meters with a final time of 12.39 seconds and won the 200 meters in 25.68 seconds.

First-year student Catherine Gagnier won the pole vault with a leap of 3.51 meters (11-06.25) as junior Erin Anderson won the 800 meter race after crossing the finish line in 2:18.05.

In throwing events, Lea Ackerman was second in the shot put at 11.53 yards (37-10.00) to win All-Ohio and was sixth in the hammer at 44.62 yards (146-05), Kylee Silverman finished fifth in the shot put (11.12 meters) and seventh in the hammer (44.59 meters), and Tam Dzolic finished eighth in the shot put (10.78 meters) and ninth in the discus throw (34.53 meters).

In distance events, Michaela Hasler finished sixth in the 10,000 meters with a time of 42:44.06 while his teammate Roberta Fisher was one place behind her in seventh position (43:02.03). Besides, Maya Newman finished seventh in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (13:39.67) while Cara Bodary finished eighth in the 1,500 meters (5:06.19).

Finally, Anderson’s Big Red 4×400 meter relay team, Sophie EllerkmanJolivette and Lillian Wallace-Larkin finished fourth with a time of 4:16.90.



EVENT WINNERS:

ALL-OHIO PERFORMANCES (TOP-3):

  • Lea Ackerman – second place in shot put – 11.53 meters (37-10.00)

OTHER FINISHES IN THE TOP 10:

NEXT : On Saturday, April 23, Denison will send athletes to compete in the Kenyon Invitational in Gambier, Ohio, and the Benson Hodge Memorial Invitational, hosted by Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Ohio Outdoor Track and Field Championships Results

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