The 2015 North Coast Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship will take place March 6-7 at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., and the Denison men will be looking to improve upon last year's seventh-place finish at the championship.
Junior Wallace Branche leads Denison with the conference's top distance achieved in the triple jump. Last Friday, at the Denison Last Chance meet, Branche jumped 14.43 meters. Wittenberg's Justin Fisher has the next-best jump this season at 14.00 meters. Nationally, Branche is tied for 11th in the nation in the event. An improvement at this weekend's conference championship could solidify an invitational to next week's NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship in Winston-Salem, N.C.
In the sprint events, junior Quenton Richards will aim to put some points on the board in Denison's favor as he is scheduled to compete in the 60 meter dash, the 200 meter dash and the 4x200 meter relay. Richards' season-best time in the 60 meters is 7.14. Wittenberg's Victor Banjo holds the top time in the conference at 6.91. In the 200 meter dash prelims, Richards will go head-to-head with Banjo who also boasts the event's best time at 22.70. Richards' season-best time in the 200 is 23.60.
In the mile, Mitch Keller boasts the fastest time in his section at 4:29.96. The best time entering the meet belongs to Ohio Wesleyan freshman, John Sontos at 4:17.48. Joining Mitch Keller in the mile will be sophomore Zach Cove and junior Ryan Keller.
That leaves two relays for the Big Red to try and move up the standings. In the 4x400 relay, Mitch Keller, Ryan Keller, Mulmat and George will enter with a time of 3:32.63.
The Keller's along with Chris Todd and Cove will team up for the distance medley relay where DU's time of 10:37.18 is the third-fastest entry time heading into the meet.
DePauw University will provide live video and live results coverage throughout the two-day championship. Visit the championship homepage for links and the event schedule.