MARIETTA, Ohio - The Wilmington College women's track & field team claimed six event victories in a runner-up finish at Marietta College on Sunday. The Fightin' Quakers tallied 112 points to finish just two behind the hosts, Marietta College. Muskingum University finished third with 44 total points.
Milena Wahl took home two event wins, winning the mile run with a time of 5:33.88 and crossing the finish line of the 3,000-meter run in 11:20.62. Teammate Savannah Rhodes, who finished third and second to Wahl in the mile run and 3,000-meter run respectively, won the 1,000-meter run by crossing the finish line in 4:04.28. The two Quakers weren't done, however, as they teamed up with Miranda Gibson and Kelsey Broering to win the 4-x-400-meter relay with a time of 5:09.18.
Broering rounded out the distance event wins by taking home the 800-meter run, completing the event in 2:42.42. Sidney Fields represented Quaker sprints with a win in the 55-meter hurdles (9.78 seconds).
In field events, Madison Dietz won the triple jump (31' 5 3/4") while finishing just over an inch short of winning the long jump (15' 10 1/4"). Kayli Sullivan finished runner-up in both the shot put (39' 1 3/4") and the weight throw (50' 5 1/2") as Marietta's Kasey Neville won both events.
"I thought both teams could win the meet, we came up a little bit short on the women's side," Head Coach Ron Combs said. "Both teams did a good job today and each week we get a little better. It was great to see some new people score some points for our team today and a few of them won events."
Wilmington will head to Columbus next weekend with sprints and jumps at Capital University and distance and throwing events at Otterbein University.