Men’s Track and Field Wrap Up Opening Weekend at Otterbein Invite

Photo Credit: Joe Maiorana
Photo Credit: Joe Maiorana

WESTERVILLE, Ohio – The Capital University men's track and field team displayed their key talent at the Otterbein Invite at The Rike Center Clements Recreation Center, Saturday afternoon. Capital finished in fourth place with 69.5 points. The Crusaders beat out five other teams in this weekend's nine-team meet.

Logan Allison
 
Jason Coon

Junior Logan Allison (Gallipolis, Ohio) collected two top finishes, including a victory in his second event of the day. The defending long jump OAC champion took first place in the same event, hitting a mark of 6.58 meters (21-1/4). He started the day with a second-place finish in the 60-meter dash, crossing the line in 7.16 seconds.

Trevor Collins (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty) rounded out the top-10 of the 60-meter dash field in 7.34 seconds, and later came back to place sixth in the 200-meter dash (23.88).

Junior Derek Knabe (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) earned a pair of top-six finishes of his own in the one-mile run and 800-meter run. He completed the mile in 4:45.11, good for sixth overall, and then finished third in a time of 2:06.31 in the 800 meters.

Junior pair Jason Coon (Reading, Pa./Reading) and Myron Goldsmith (Columbus, Ohio/St. Francis Desales) in a field of tough competitors pulled out aggressive marks in the shot put. Coon, a two-time all-region selection won the event by topping the field with a throw of 16.17 meters (53-3/4). That throw also topped his previous indoor best of 15.74 meters.  Goldsmith finished third, measuring his throw at 14.19 meters (46-6 3/4).

Freshman Corbin Brown (East Sparta, Ohio/Sandy Valley) made his first collegiate appearance in the 500-meter dash clocking in at 1:12.14 for a fifth-place finish. Junior Nicholas Santos (Annandale, Va./Falls Church) was on Brown`s heels with a time of 1:12.91, claiming seventh. Santos also made his mark in the 200-meter dash winding up inside the top 10 of the competition with a time of 23.95.     

The Capital throws group was wrapped up with impressive marks in the weight throw from junior Colby Owen (Perryville, Md./Perryville) with a third-place performance and new personal record of 16.32 meters (53-6 1/2), and senior Fraser Smith, who placed sixth, with a toss of 14.21 meters (46-7 1/2).   

Host Otterbein University snagged a first-place team finish with 177 points. In second place was the University of Rio Grande with 89 points, and closing out the top three in the team standings was Wilmington College with 79 points. Capital claimed fourth defeating four other teams including Notre Dame College (29.5), Bethany College (28.50), and Transylvania University (25).

 

Capital will face off against the southern half of the Ohio Athletic Conference at Dyson Baudo Recreation Center (Marietta, Ohio) for the OAC South Split Meet on Friday, Jan. 20.