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Women's Track and Field Takes Third at OAC Split Meet

Photo by Marietta Sports Information
Photo by Marietta Sports Information


Story by Samantha Williams

WESTERVILLE, Ohio - The Wilmington College women's track and field team had eight top-three finishes as the Fightin' Quakers took third place at the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Split Meet hosted by Otterbein University on Friday evening.

Lauren Stacy threw 17.33-meters, nearly two meters past her seed, to not only take first-place in the weight throw but to break her own Wilmington record. Additionally, she earned first in the shot put from a toss of 12.70 meters.

Lisa Bailey earned the Quakers only other first-place finish of the evening. She jumped 4.79 meters in the long jump to claim her title.

Wilmington's only second-place finish came from Emma Burke in the 60-meter hurdles (9.83).

Burke and Bailey were joined by Brooklyn Payne and Miranda Gibson to form a 4-x-200-meter relay. The quartet finished third with a time of 1:56.03. The distance medley relay was made up by Allison Helmke, McKenzie Hamm, Taylor Wylie, and Kelly Rice. This group also earned third-place (14:54.58).

Cheyenne Rhodes earned the Quakers' only individual third-place finish of the meet by running a 1:35.74 in the 500-meter dash.

Wilmington will continue their season at the Cedarville Invitational on Friday, February 2.