ADA, Ohio – Members of the Capital University men's track & field team participated in the Polar Bear Last Chance Invitational at the ONU Sports Center Fieldhouse this weekend. The meet went unscored, but provided opportunities for those competing to improve their marks in time for the upcoming NCAA Championships.
Senior Fraser Smith (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Bradley) eclipsed his personal record in the shot put by nearly half of one meter. Smith had a long throw of 14.50 meters (47-7) to place him fifth in a field of eight. His throw also elevated him to number seven on the Capital Top-10 best performers list.
In the 400-meter dash, freshman Nicholas Santos (Annandale, Va./Falls Church) just missed his PR by 0.03 seconds when he finished with a time of 52.79. That time was good for second place in the 10-man field.
Junior Mason Trezise (Eagar, Ariz./Round Valley) and freshman Jonathan Skeens (Wheeling, W.Va./Wheeling Park) both ran in the 200- and 400-meter dashes. Trezise put up times of 24.48 seconds and 53.71 seconds, respectively, narrowly missing his personal bests. Skeens beat out both of his personal bests, timing out at 24.49 seconds and 55.31 seconds, respectively.
NCAA qualifier finalization will complete on Sunday. Revisit athletics.capital.edu or follow @CapCrusaders on Twitter to see if Capital will be sending individual to the 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships in Naperville, Illinois.