Knabe Takes Two Wins at Muskie Invitational

Pictured: Derek Knabe (credit: Capital University Athletics)
Pictured: Derek Knabe (credit: Capital University Athletics)

NEW CONCORD, Ohio – The Capital University`s men's track and field team competed at the Muskie Invitational and kicked off the All-Ohio Championships with multi events, Saturday afternoon.  The Crusaders finished the meet with a team ranking of fifth place out of a field of eight teams.

Distance specialist Derek Knabe (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) took on two new events this week grabbing first place wins in both. The junior led the pack in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:00.00 and in the 1,500-meter run in 4:13.36. Knabe reset meet records in both events, the 800 by eight seconds and the 1,500 by 27 seconds.

Junior Logan Allison (Gallipolis, Ohio/Gallia Academy) had a busy, yet successful day with three podium placements between his track and field events. Allison won long jump with a mark of 6.73 meters (22-01.00), took second in the 100-meter run in 11.42, and third in high jump with a personal best of 1.93 meters (6-04.00).

Junior Mason Trezise (Eagar, Arizona/Round Valley) came in second in the 400-meter hurdles clocking in at 57.72, edging his previous personal record by 0.10 seconds.

The 4x400 meter relay placed third with a time of 3:31.60. The team included a mixture of young and veteran runners that included freshman pair Corbin Brown (East Sparta, Ohio/Sandy Valley) and Jonathan Skeens (Wheeling, West Virginia/Wheeling Park), junior Mason Trezise (Eagar, Arizona/Round Valley), and junior Nicholas Santos (Annandale, Virginia/Falls Church).                   

Throws collected some points for Capital this week, led by junior Fraser Smith (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Bradley) with a career best in the hammer throw of 42.07 meters (138-00). His toss was good for fifth place and four points toward Cap's total. Junior Colby Owen (Perryville, Md. /Perryville) also threw his way to a career best with a four-meter improvement of 37.14 meters (121-10) in the discus throw. He placed seventh overall in the competition.

Taking first in team standings this year was Wittenberg University with 164.50 points. Cedarville University came in second place with 109 points. Rounding out the top three teams was Wilmington College with 105 points. Capital finished 80.50 points, good for fifth.

Capital will compete at the All-Ohio Outdoor Championships on Saturday, Apr. 15 at the George Gauthier Track (Delaware, Ohio).