*Story by Wilmington Athletic Communications Student Assistant Adam Knaub
MARIETTA, Ohio - The Wilmington College women's track & field team opened its indoor season at the Marietta College First Glimpse Meet on Saturday.
Wilmington finished third out of 14 teams at the meet. The Fightin' Quakers tallied 72.5 points while Charleston (W.Va.) won the invitational with 107.5 points.
The Quakers took victory in the 5,000-meter run by way of freshman Katie Hughes finishing with a time of 20:24.23. Freshman Kendra Stahl also took a first place finish for the Quakers in the 1,000-meter run clocking in at 4:02.98, with Jenna Kostecki finishing second. Emma Burke made the finals and scored a third place finish in the 55-meter hurdles and ran for fourth in the 400-meter dash. Allison Helmke finished fourth in the mile run.
Kayli Sullivan led Wilmington throwers with a seventh place finish in the shot put. The Quaker distance medley relay team also took home a victory with the team of Hughes, Burke, Helmke and Savannah Rhodes with a time of 14:34.24 and the 4-x-400-meter relay team took third with Cheyenne Rhodes, Miranda Gibson, Abbigail Spirk and Amber LaRotonda.
Keva Cox qualified for the Ohio Athletic Conference meet in the high jump with a jump of 1.40 meters. Burke qualified in the 55-meter hurdles with her time of 9.06 seconds and Sullivan qualified with a throw of 10.88 meters.
Wilmington will return to Marietta for the Marietta Invitational in early 2019.