Section: Sports

Indoor track races at All-Ohio Championship

By Ian Round | Staff Writer

Jenna Willett ’14 and Sam Lagasse ’16 each placed second in the women’s and men’s 5,000 meter at the All-Ohio Championships at Otterbein University on Feb. 15. Overall, the men placed 14th out of 19 teams, and the women placed 17th out of 18 teams.

Willett’s time of 17:56 broke the Kenyon women’s indoor 5,000-meter record of 18:23.

“I kind of surprised myself,” Willett said. “I didn’t think I was in that good of shape.”

Willett said Head Coach Duane Gomez pushed her to break 18 minutes. To do so, she had to run the 25 laps at 43 seconds each.

“I wasn’t exactly sure if I could do it or not, but I figured I’d go after it,” she said. “It was a rough race. I was feeling it for a couple days after.”

The men’s distance medley relay team of Willy Friedlander ’14, Noah Winters ’15, Ulises Arbelo ’16 and Nat Fox ’16 placed sixth. In that same event, the women’s team of Aisha Simon ’15, Subei Kyle ’17, Lauren Bittrich ’16 and Tory Bruch ’14 placed seventh.

The teams run this Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Kenyon College Invitational.


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