Gambier, Ohio - Dilan Palmer's pole vault title highlighted DePauw's opening day at the North Coast Athletic Conference Championship. The Tigers finished the first of two days with 19 points and are in sixth place among the eight schools.
Palmer and Oberlin's Ave Spencer were deadlocked with best vaults of 3.50 meters (11-5.75) and each missed at 3.65 meters. Palmer won the "vault-off" after clearing 11-2. Palmer's vault of 3.50 meters broke the DePauw school record.
Ashley Hash earned all-NCAC honors after finishing third in the high jump with a best mark of 1.60 m (5-3).
Ellie Sheffield was DePauw's lone finals qualifier from today's prelims after she was ninth in the 60-meter hurdles in 9.79 seconds.
Saturday's competition starts with field events at 10 a.m. and running events slated to begin at 2:15 p.m.