Men’s Track and Field Finish Fifth at Otterbein Invite

Pictured: John Seman (credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Sports Photography)
Pictured: John Seman (credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Sports Photography)

WESTERVILLE, Ohio – Capital University`s men's track and field team competed close to home at the Otterbein April Fools Invitational at Memorial Stadium (Westerville, Ohio), Saturday afternoon.  The Crusaders finished the meet with a team ranking of fifth out of a field of nine teams.

Freshman Trevor Collins (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty) showed no signs of letting up grabbing another win in the 200-meter dash behind a time of 22.51 seconds. Junior Nicholas Santos (Annandale, Virginia/Falls Church) was on Collins' heels coming in second at 23.27 seconds, and senior Tyler Kuhnes (Newark, Ohio/Licking Valley) placing sixth (23.99).

Collins also placed fifth in the 100-meter dash, finishing in 11.41 seconds.

Junior Logan Allison (Gallipolis, Ohio/Gallia Academy) nabbed seven points by placing third in the 100-meter dash clocking in at 11.27. He returned to take fourth place in the long jump with a mark of 6.54 meters (21-04). Teammate sophomore John Seman (Ashland, Ohio/Hillsdale) did not let the wind hold him back with a 1.85 meter (6-06) mark in the high jump shy of his all-time personal best.

The 4x100-meter relay team came in third this week, keeping the dynamic combination together by clocking in at 44.03. The team included senior duo Miguel Davalos (Dayton, Ohio/Archbishop Alter) and Tyler Kuhnes (Newark, Ohio/Licking Valley), junior Logan Allison, and freshman Trevor Collins.

Junior Derek Knabe (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) represented on the distance side with a seventh-place time of 15:49.65 in the 5,000-meter run, which was one of the largest fields of the afternoon.

Sophomore John Seman (Ashland, Ohio/Hillsdale) also put up a notable performance, tying for third in the high jump (1.85m, 6-08).

Walking away with first in the team standings this week was Tiffin University with 230.5 points. Host Otterbein came in second place with 109 points. Rounding out the top three teams was Ohio Dominican University with 95 points.

Capital will be back in action at the Muskie Invitational and kick off the All-Ohio Championships with multi events on Saturday, Apr. 8 at Memorial Stadium in Westerville.