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Women's Track & Field Finishes Second at Jessica Starks Open

Photo by David Wahl
Photo by David Wahl


BEXLEY, Ohio - The Wilmington College women's track & field team finished second in its second meet of the season, the Jessica Starks Open, hosted by Capital University on Sunday. The Fightin' Quakers finished with 102 points, four ahead of third-place Muskingum University and 28 behind Heidelberg University.

Wilmington tallied nine top three finishes in the event that featured four Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) schools. In field events, Kayli Sullivan captured two event wins, taking the shot put with a heave of 31' 9 1/4" and the weight throw with a hurl of 48' 11 1/2". Jordan Snarr took second place in the high jump (4' 6") while Lily Williford finished third in the pole vault (7' 6 1/2"). Additionally, Madison Dietz took home the win in the triple jump with a mark of 31' 9 1/4".

In track events, Sidney Fields led the way, claiming runner-up honors in two events - the 400-meter dash (1:13.83) and the 60-meter hurdles (10.54 seconds). Two Quakers, Kelsey Broering and Milena Wahl, took home top three finishes in the distance events with Broering winning the mile run (6:21.91) and Wahl placing third in the 3,000-meter run (11:26.04). Finally, Wilmington's 4-x-200-meter relay squad of Madison Dietz, Williford, Miranda Gibson and Fields won the event by crossing the finish line in 2:04.56.

"I thought our team did well today, but I don't want to be satisfied because I know we can do better," Head Women's Track & Field Coach Ron Combs said. "Kayli Sullivan had a great day with strong throws to win two events."

Wilmington heads to Marietta College for an event next Sunday.