WC women 2nd at Meindl Last Call Meet

BEXLEY – The Wilmington College women’s track & field team took second at the Rick Meindl Last Call Meet hosted by Capital University Friday.

Wilmington finished with 99 points, beating Ohio Athletic Conference members Capital, Muskingum, Marietta and Otterbein. Ohio Dominican University won the meet with 131 team points.

Emma Burke led the Fightin’ Quakers in sprints with a pair of runner-up finishes – in the 60-meter hurdles (9.61 seconds) and 200-meter dash (27.92 seconds).

Sidney Field placed fourth in the 60-meter hurdles (10.13) while Cheyenne Rhodes took sixth in the 200-meter dash (29.15).

Burke and Cheyenne Rhodes also were strong in the middle distance events. Burke finished second in the 400-meter dash (62.97) while Rhodes also earned a runner-up finish (1:25.66) in the 500-meters. Miranda Gibson was sixth (68.0) in the 400-meter dash while Kayci Johnson placed seventh (2:48.81) in the 800-meter run.

In distance events, Brooke Gibbons (3:25.58) and Kelly Rice (3:38.28) went one-two in the 1,000-meter run. Katie Hughes claimed a title in the 3,000-meter run (11:45.9) while Savannah Rhodes (12:14.86) and Kendra Stahl (13:07.91) finished fourth and sixth respectively.

The Wilmington 4-x-400-meter relay squad of Gibbons, Hughes, Johnson and Abby Spirk took second (4:47.79).

In field events, Keva Cox finished third in the high jump (4-7.75) while Kayli Sullivan earned seventh-place finishes in both the shot put (35-3) and weight throw (43-9.5)

“Our team performed really well,” said WC coach Ron Combs said. “Tonight was a great way to end our regular season as several people qualified for the OAC Indoor Championships.”

Wilmington heads to the OAC Indoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Ohio Northern University next weekend.