WC women 7th at OAC track, field meet

By David Wahl III - WC contributor

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WESTERVILLE – The Wilmington College women’s track and field team placed seventh at the Ohio Athletic Conference Indoor Championship. Traveling with a small squad, the Fightin’ Quakers were able to rack up 24 points over the course of the meet.

Wilmington started off hot with multiple top three finishes by senior Kayli Sullivan. In weight throw, she placed second with a throw of 54-6.5 and first in shot put with a heave of 43-4.5, both marks placing her eighth overall in NCAA DIII rankings. Sullivan received All-OAC recognition and racked up 18 points for the team.

Another standout performance came from sophomore Milena Wahl who broke the school record in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:36.98. In a record-setting race, she was able to place eighth

The Quakers scored in two relays, starting with the distance medley relay consisting of Wahl, Sidney Fields, Kelsey Broering and Savannah Rhodes. They were sixth in a time of 13:57.91. To end the scoring for Wilmington was the 4×200-meter relay team of Madison Dietz, Fields, Lily Williford and Miranda Gibson that placed seventh in a time of 1:57.64.

“I’m extremely proud of our women’s team,” said WC head coach Ron Combs. “It felt like every time we had an individual or relay competing, they were setting a season’s best, a personal record or a school record. Kayli [Sullivan] was amazing as she has been all year. She’s really established herself as one of the best throwers, not only in the OAC, but the entire country.”

Wilmington will look forward to the start of outdoor track season with an opening meet at Marietta College March 20.

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By David Wahl III

WC contributor