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Jansen leads WTrack & Field to third place at Kenyon Invitational

GAMBIER - Sophomore Janelle Jansen earned third place in the pole vault and helped the 4x100-meter relay take home first place, leading the Ohio Northern women's track and field team to a third-place finish at the Kenyon Invitational on Saturday.

Jansen cleared (10-05.5) a personal best height in the pole vault and teamed with senior Amy Swigert and sophomores Karen Tatcher and Kirsten Yoho to run their fastest outdoor season time of 50.37 in the 4x100-meter relay.

The Lady Polar Bears earned 120 points, while Oberlin scored 123.5 points to take second place and Otterbein scored 141 points to take home the women's title.

Swigert had a solid day after earning third in the long jump with a leap of 16-05.75 and fourth in the 200-meter dash with a personal best time of 28.03.

Junior Dani Noe finished in a time of 1:05.14 to take first in the 400-meter hurdles.

Noe also teamed with junior Joy Kessler, sophomore Brittany Farber and freshman Lauren Rupp to take home second in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 4:04.68.

Kessler earned second in the 400-meter dash, as she crossed the finish line in a time of 1:00.4.

Farber contributed to the team effort after finishing fourth in the 800-meter dash (2:21.86).

Junior Katie Andrzejewski finished in a time of 20:46.03 to take fourth in the 5,000-meter run.

Junior Courtney Zupancic and freshman Melissa Goodman had strong performances in the throwing events.

Zupancic won the hammer throw with a toss of 133 feet.

Goodman had personal bests in both the shot put and discus to earn third in both, throwing the shot put 39-06.5 and launching the discus 115-11.

The women's track and field team will return to action next Saturday at the OAC Championships held by Wilmington.