SCOT SPOTLIGHT | Multiple Scots break track & field school records

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Dylan Garretson broke his own school record in the pole vault over the weekend.
Dylan Garretson broke his own school record in the pole vault over the weekend.

A quick recap of the past week of athletics at The College of Wooster:

TRACK & FIELD (Bob Shannon Invitational – Men 3rd of 7, Women 4th of 8)

Wooster broke two school records and claimed five first-place finishes at Saturday’s Bob Shannon Invitational. Sophomore Dylan Garretson, who broke Jeff Waugh’s 1989 record in the pole vault just over a week ago, upped his record to 15 feet, 8.25 inches. At the time the record was upped, Garretson was 10th nationally. He won the event by nearly two feet.

First-year Natalie Tanner broke the school record in the weight throw with a best toss of 45 feet, 0.25 inch. The mark was eighth at the meet.

Other first-place finishes were logged by first-year Will Callender (3,000 meters, 8:59.48), senior Alex DeLong (mile, 4:27.07), sophomore Athena Tharenos (mile, 5:22.13), and the women’s 4x200 relay (1:52.91) consisting of senior Maya Vasta, sophomore Drew Patterson, first-year Daysia Hargrave, and first-year Emily Munson.


Wooster took on a pair of NCAA Div. II teams, falling 4-3 to West Liberty University and Ashland University.

Wooster came back to tie the West Liberty match with wins at Nos. 1, 5, and 6 singles. At No. 1 senior Alon Liberman came back after splitting the first two sets 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (9). Classmate Nebyou Minassie won the fifth flight 6-4, 6-3, and first-year Patrick Johnson took a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 6.

Liberman won an ironman of a third set to finish his rally at the No. 1 flight 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (13) against Ashland. The Scots won at third, sixth, and first singles against the Eagles.


Wooster fell to Ohio Wesleyan University 89-37, Denison University 81-52, and Kenyon College 75-55 last week. Sophomore Harley Holloway was the Scots’ leading scorer in all three games. She had 15 against Ohio Wesleyan, 22 versus Denison, and 12 at Kenyon. The guard now has three 20-point games this season.


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As of Monday, here is the schedule for February 9-14:

Men’s Basketball – vs. Wabash (February 12, 2 p.m.)

Women’s Basketball – vs. Wittenberg (February 12, noon); vs. Oberlin (February 14, 7 p.m.)

Swimming & Diving – at NCAC Championships at Denison (February 9, 6 p.m.); February 10-12, 9:30 a.m. (prelims)/6 p.m. (finals)

Women’s Tennis – vs. Carnegie Mellon (February 13, 8 a.m., Aspen Racquet Club); vs. John Carroll (February 13, 4 p.m., Aspen Racquet Club)

Track & Field – at All-Ohio Championships at Otterbein (February 12, 11 a.m.)

This article originally appeared on The Daily Record: Scot Spotlight: Multiple Scots break track & field school records