By Laura Carr
Aedin Brennan ‘16 set school and NCAC records in the indoor pentathlon at the NCAC Combined Events Championship on March 1 in Oberlin, Ohio.
Brennan’s score of 3,573 points bested second place Hilary Coady of Wooster by over 200 points. The sophomore set four personal records on the day.
She won her heat of the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.44 seconds, beating her own school record in the process.
She also finished second in the high jump with a new PR of 5’2.5”, won the shot put (34’5”0) and the long jump (17’9”75, new PR and school record) and finished in second to Coady in the 800m run with a time of 2:22.73.
Jessica Nix ‘18 finished in eighth place for one point.
The Big Red women will enter next weekend’s NCAC Indoor Championships in Greencastle, Ind. in first place with 11 points.
Brennan was happy with her performance over the weekend.
“This was one of the most competitive conference multis I have been in” she said.
“Every event was essential for getting ahead or catching back up. It was nice to feel nervous because the competition really helped me focus. Crossing the finish line of the 800 was an incredibly rewarding feeling. I had my best performance overall and it ended with my goal time in the 800. It was a very fun weekend and I’m glad I got to share it with Jessica.”
Brennan and the track team will return to action on March 6 at the NCAC Championship in Greencastle, Ind.
Select members of the track and field team competed at the Denison Last Chance meet on Friday. Freshmen sensations Arlesha Cospy ‘18 and Hannah Hall ‘18 picked up event wins for the Big Red. Both will be contenders in their respective events come this weekend. Other athletes to watch include Abbi Boss ‘15, Kate Benson ‘16, Anne Lee ‘17 and Allison Pineault ‘18.
Photo Courtesy of Nelson Dow