DELAWARE, Ohio – Opening Weekend for the 2017 track and field season began on Friday night when Capital University sent part of its squad to the Ron Althoff Classic, hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University.
Freshman Tim Trentel (Lakewood, Ohio/St. Ignatius) put up the best individual finish by taking first place in the 400-meter dash. In his first collegiate race outside of the cross country season, Trentel edged out teammate Mason Trezise by 0.16 seconds for top honors in the event. He cut the tape at 57.10 for the win.
Trezise placed second in the first of two events he ran Friday evening. The junior also ran the 60-meter hurdles, timing out at 9.89 seconds in the preliminary race and improved his time to 9.65 seconds in the finals to round out a seven-person field.
Trentel came back to run the men's one-mile where he led a trio of Capital competitors in that event, placing 13th overall with a time of 5:05.87. Fellow freshman Austin Myers followed just 10 seconds and two spots behind Trentel,
Capital faced competitor from five schools at Ohio Wesleyan including Ohio Christian University, Muskingum University, and Mount Vernon Nazarene. Score was kept, though Capital's small squad size accumulated just 22 points to round out the five-team field.
Saturday, Jan. 14 both the men's and women' track and field team will be in full effect at the Otterbein Invitational inside The Rike Center (Westerville, Ohio). Live results will be available for the meet.