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Sat Dec 07
11 a.m. / 1 p.m.
at Mount Union Toy Drive Invitational
in Alliance, Ohio
Sat Jan 18
10:30 a.m. / 11:30 a.m.
at Snow Globe Invitational
in Westerville, Ohio (Otterbein University)
Sat Jan 25
12 p.m. / 2:30 p.m.
at Fighting Scots Invitational 1st Place
in Wooster, Ohio
Thu Jan 30
5 p.m. / 6:30 p.m.
at Wooster Dual Meet L, 74-69
in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Feb 08
12 p.m. / 2 p.m.
Bob Shannon Invitational 4th Place
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 08
All-Ohio Combined Events Championship
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Feb 09
All-Ohio Combined Events Championship
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Feb 14
5 p.m. / 6:40 p.m.
at OWU Open 6th Place
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Feb 15
12 p.m.
at All-Ohio Championship 11th Place
in Westerville, Ohio
Sat Feb 22
10:30 a.m. / 12 p.m.
at Wittenberg Invitational
in Springfield, Ohio
Sat Feb 22
1 p.m.
at NCAC Combined Events Championship
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sun Feb 23
1:15 p.m.
at NCAC Combined Events Championship
in Oberlin, Ohio
Fri Feb 28
12 p.m. / 2:30 p.m.
NCAC Championship 2nd Place
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 29
10 a.m. / 2:30 p.m.
NCAC Championship 3rd Place
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Mar 13
12 p.m. / 1 p.m.
at BSC Invitational 1st Place
in Birmingham, Ala.
Sat Mar 14
9 a.m.
at BSC Invitational 2nd Place
in Birmingham, Ala.
Sat Mar 28
Cancelled
at Carnegie Mellon Quad Meet
in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Fri Apr 03
Cancelled
at Marv Frye Invitational
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Apr 04
Cancelled
at Marv Frye Invitational
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Apr 11
Cancelled
at All-Ohio Championship
in Delaware, Ohio
Thu Apr 16
Cancelled
Wooster Dual Meet
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 18
Cancelled
at Kenyon Invitational
in Gambier, Ohio
Fri Apr 24
Cancelled
Big Red Invitational
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 25
Cancelled
at NCAC Combined Events Championship
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sun Apr 26
Cancelled
at NCAC Combined Events Championship
in Oberlin, Ohio
Fri May 01
Cancelled
at NCAC Championship
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat May 02
Cancelled
at NCAC Championship
in Oberlin, Ohio
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Men's Track & Field opens strong at Toy Drive Invite

Rhys Fitschen-Brown  |  Photo by Brett Dunbar
Rhys Fitschen-Brown | Photo by Brett Dunbar

ALLIANCE, Ohio--  The 2018 men's track and field season opened on Saturday at the Mount Union Toy Drive Invitational.  It was an unscored meet but the Big Red posted 11, top-10 performances at the meet.

In the weight throw, Austin McManus logged a PR in with a throw of 41'10.75".  That is the third-best performance in Denison indoor track and field history.  McManus placed 10th overall.  Sophomore Grant Balogh checked in with the eighth-best performance in program history after a distance of 33'7.25". 

In the 60 meter hurdles, James Dixie placed 10th in 9.22 seconds and Britton Beinfang was right behind in 11th at 9.24 seconds.  That ranks third and fourth on Denison's top-10 in the 60-meter hurdles.

Another rookie nearly cracked Denison's top-10 list in the 60-meter dash as Otto Laakonen crossed the finish line in 7.53 seconds to place 19th overall. That is the 11th best time at Denison. 

In the 3,000 meters, Rhys Fitschen-Brown took fourth place after a time of 9:53.80.

The Big Red's 4x400 relay team of Laakonen, Millan Henegar, Sam Bloodworth, and Jack Ruddy took third in 3:33.56.  Ruddy also posted a 10th place finish in the 400-meter dash (53.46) and a 15th place showing in the 200-meter dash (24.03).  Following Ruddy in the 200 was Jake Coplin (17th – 24.24) and Laakonen (19th – 24.38).

Five Denison athletes competed in the long jump.  The group was led by Dixie who covered 20'9.75" to place fourth.  Coplin took sixth (20'5.75") while places 16, 18 and 21 were held down by Beinfang (18'1.75"), Wayne Chen (18'0.25") and Alex Chin (15'2").

Ryan Fleming and Baron Becker both cleared 6'0" in the high jump. After ties were broken, Fleming placed sixth and Becker took eighth.  In the 800 meter run, Bloodworth placed third in 2:04.38 and Henegar were right behind in fourth with a time of 2:06.84. 

In the shot put, Porter Fitzgerald logged a 24th place finish with a heave of 30'5.75".

Denison's next meet will take place on January 19, 2019, when they travel to the Carnegie Mellon Invitational at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.