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Women's Track & Field Places 10th at OAC Outdoor Championships

Photo by Randy Sarvis
Photo by Randy Sarvis

WESTERVILLE, Ohio - The Wilmington College women's track & field team concluded the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Outdoor Championships, a two-day event hosted by Otterbein University, in 10th place on Saturday.

Kayli Sullivan was the highest-placing Fightin' Quaker on Saturday as the sophomore took fifth in the hammer throw with a heave of 149' 11", finishing just four inches behind Kassie Lee of Capital University. Sullivan also placed ninth (37' 2 1/2") in the shot put, finishing just over three inches short of scoring in the event. Morgan Loomis also nearly scored in her event, the javelin throw, placing 10th with a mark of 88' 7".

In track events, Emma Burke, seeded third after prelims on Friday, finished the 400-meter hurdles in sixth place with a time of 1:06.19. Wilmington also had both two relay teams score including the 4-x-100-meter relay squad of Keva Cox, Abby Spirk, Miranda Gibson and Amber LaRotonda taking eighth (54.97 seconds) and the 4-x-400-meter squad of Cheyenne Rhodes, Gibson, LaRontonda and Burke placing seventh (4:14.93).

The Quakers tallied 13 points as a team to finish five points behind Muskingum University. John Carroll University edged both the University of Mount Union and Otterbein University to win the OAC title.

Wilmington heads to the Dr. Keeler Invitational hosted by North Central College on May 9-10.