Ohio Wesleyan wins NCAC again
Battling Bishops use pair of victories from Jolliff to capture title
MEADVILLE, Pa. -- Antoinette Jolliff won a pair of North Coast Athletic Conference titles in leading Ohio Wesleyan to the team title at the conference's championship meet, hosted by Allegheny College on Friday and Saturday.
Ohio Wesleyan won the meet with 220.5 points to 159 for Oberlin. DePauw finished third with 132 points, followed by Wooster (90), Allegheny (88½), Kenyon (44), Wittenberg (42), and Denison (37).
The conference championship was the fourth in a row for the Bishops, and the team's fifth outdoor title in the last six years.
Jolliff won the pole vault, clearing 10-10, and broke the tape in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:05.94. She also teamed with Katie Shamblin, Katelyn Nance, and Emily Sattler to win all-conference honors with a second-place finish in the 1600-meter relay.
Also winning events were Clare Duffy, who won the heptathlon and placed third in the 100-meter hurdles, seventh in the 400-meter hurdles, and eighth in the javelin; Hannah Benzing, who won the hammer with a throw of 155-6 and finished third in the shot put and fifth in the discus; Katie Reid, who won the 400-meter dash in :57.80; and Emily Sattler, who won the 800-meter run in 2:17.13.
All-NCAC laurels also went to Emily Amburgey, who placed second in the long jump, the high jump, and the triple jump and added a sixth in the 100-meter hurdles; Cara DeAngelis, who was second in the 1500-meter run in a school-record 4:32.28 and second in the 5000-meter run; Sam Smyth, who placed second in the discus, fourth in the hammer, and fifth in the shot put; Hannah Phlipot, who was second in the shot put and eighth in the discus; Emma Lisull, who finished second in the 3000-meter steeplechase; and Sarah Bechtel, who finished second in the pole vault.
The Bishop 400-meter relay team of Holly Fouch, Mariah Powell, Amburgey, and Duffy won all-conference laurels with a second-place finish.
Other standouts for the Bishops included Powell, who finished fourth in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and seventh in the long jump; Fouch, who placed fourth in the 400-meter dash and fifth in the 200-meter dash; Hannah Sampson, who finished fourth in the 10,000-meter run; Karli Sturgill, who was sixth in the javelin and tied for seventh in the pole vault; Katie Helfrich, who finished sixth in the heptathlon; Nicole Lourette, who placed seventh in the triple jump; Nance, who finished seventh in the 400-meter dash; Shamblin, who was seventh in the 100-meter dash; and Olivia Demeio, who finished eighth in the hammer.