Owen Smashes School Record at Emory Invitational

Pictured: Colby Owen (photo Credit: Joe Maiorana)
Pictured: Colby Owen (photo Credit: Joe Maiorana)

ATLANTA, Georgia– Capital University`s men's track and field team wrapped up their season opener at the Emory Invitational at Woodruff P.E. Center Track (Atlanta, Ga.), Saturday afternoon . After the two-day event, Capital collected 11 points to earn an 18th place finish and saw a school record topple in the process. 

Junior Colby Owen (Perryville, Md. /Perryville) set a school record on the first day of the meet with a strong toss in the weight throw. He set a new school record of 50.04 meters (164-02.00). The previous record was 147-2, which was posted by Erik Barenwald in April 2013.

Seasoned long distance runner junior Derek Knabe (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) captured some much-needed points in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, coming in seventh place in a time of 9:52.90.

Sophomore John Seman (Ashland, Ohio/Hillsdale) was just of a spot shy of making it into the high jumps finals with a 10th-place mark of 1.84 meters (6-0).

Freshman Trevor Collins (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty) shined this week collecting two favorable finishes in the 100- and 200-meter runs. Collins faced large fields of over 70 runners per event this week and still managed to turn out a time in the 100-meter run of 11.32 and 22.84 seconds in the 200-meter run.

The 4x100 meter relay team beat out 13 other teams in a time of 43.57. The team included a mixture of runners composed of freshman Trevor Collins, senior pair Miguel Davalos (Dayton, Ohio/Archbishop Alter) and Tyler Kuhnes (Newark, Ohio/Licking Valley), and junior Nicholas Santos (Annandale, Va./Falls Church).

Senior Fraser Smith (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Bradley) started the season off right hitting a big mark 12.53 meters (41-01) just shy of his previous personal record of 12.57 meters (41-02).

After the two-day competition, Rowan University earned first place in team standings with 132 points. Shorter University pulled out a second-place finish with 97 points, and Columbus State Community College with 75 points rounded out the top of the competition.

You can catch more of Capital's outdoor action at the Cedarville Collegiate Track & Field Open Saturday, Mar.25 at the Yellow Jacket Track & Field Complex (Cedarville, Ohio).