Women’s track & field competes at Otterbein

Sydney Chandler  |  Photo by Curt Ashcraft
Sydney Chandler | Photo by Curt Ashcraft

WESTERVILLE, Ohio – Denison women's track & field opened their 2020 schedule on Saturday as they competed at the 2020 Snow Globe Invitational held at Otterbein University's Clements Recreational Center in Westerville.

The Big Red began their day in the field events where they compiled four, top-10 finishes. In the shot put, junior Anna Vrancken led the team in ninth place with a maximum launch of 34'3.50" (10.45 meters). Freshman Tam Dzolic followed by 3.5 inches in 10th place with a final mark of 34' (10.36 meters) while Ashley Schmoll took 16th place at 31'11.25" and Leah Ackerman landed 19th overall (29'6.75"). Ellie Blasko rounded out the roster in 25th with a throw of 22'1" (6.73 meters).

In the weight throw, Vrancken led DU once again in 10th place with a launch of 42' (12.80 meters). Dzolic trailed with a throw of 40'5.5" (12.33 meters) to finish 11th overall while Ackerman placed 14th at 38'6" (11.73 meters) and Becca Skolnick took 28th place at 28'5.50" (8.67 meters).

Danielle Wydick rounded out the field events for DU in the pole vault where she tied for fourth overall on a final mark of 8'8.25" (2.65 meters).

On the track, the Big Red claimed three, top-10's in the 800-meter run led by freshman Carolyn Trent who placed fourth overall at 2:33.73. Senior Sydney Lerda followed in fifth place with a final time of 2:37.09 and Angela Cuiffo took ninth place at 2:44.56.

In the 400 meter dash, freshman Erin Anderson led DU in sixth place after crossing the finish line at 1:04.87. Senior Sydney Chandler followed in 11th at 1:10.37. The pair also competed in the 200-meter dash with Anderson placing 21st overall (29.87) and Chandler taking 28th place (31.46).

In the distance events, Sarah Radziewicz posted a seventh-place finish in the 3,000-meter run after clocking in at 11:17.39. Merritt Newton trailed in 17th place at 12:24.56 while Roberta Fisher took 19th (12:52.64) and Audrey Corrigan landed in 22nd (13:13.40). In the one mile run, Aileen Schretzmayer placed 11th overall on a mark of 6:06.65 and Anna Lindower followed by less than seven seconds in 12th place at 6:13.64.

In the 4X400 meter relay, Anderson, Chandler, Lerda, and Trent teamed up to finish third overall with a final time of 4:36.93.

The Big Red will return to action next Saturday, January 25 when they travel to the College of Wooster to take part in the Fighting Scots Invitational.