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Women's Cross Country Places Fourth at OWU Invitational

Women's Cross Country Places Fourth at OWU Invitational


DELAWARE, Ohio – The Wilmington College women's cross country team finished fourth place at the Ohio Wesleyan University, which featured nine teams, on Saturday.

The Fightin' Quakers finished the event with 118 total points, one point behind third place team Denison University. Kenyon College won the meet with 27 points while Ohio Northern University finished with 33 points.

"This was a successful second meet for us as we continue to improve," Head Women's Cross Coach Ron Combs said. "Our depth and the distance between our first and fifth runners will continue to get better. There is plenty of work to do, but I like how other teams are noticing the strides our women have taken."

Wilmington had two freshman finish in Sydney Yontz and Milena Wahl who posted top-20 individual times. Yontz finished in the 17th and as the second freshman to cross the finish line with a time of 24:38.6 in the six-kilometer race. Wahl took 21st place with a time of 25:55.8 while teammate Katie Hughes placed 23rd with a mark of 25:07.8.

Savannah Rhodes (25:31.5) and Allison Helmke (25:57.0) were fourth and fifth Quakers to cross.

The Ladies had the top three individuals to finish including Emma Becker's time of 22:52.9 that won the meet.

Wilmington will have a week off before traveling to Cedarville, Ohio, for the All-Ohio Intercollegiate Championships on Sept. 28.