Men’s Track & Field Places Ninth at All-Ohio Championships

Pictured: Logan Allison (credit: Capital University Athletics)
Pictured: Logan Allison (credit: Capital University Athletics)

DELAWARE, Ohio – Capital University Men's Track & Field placed ninth out of 17 teams at this year's All-Ohio Championships, hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University at Selby Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Capital accumulated its finish with a grab bag of successes between in its field, distance and sprint competitors, while also rearranging a few program top-10 lists.

Junior Logan Allison (Gallipolis, Ohio/Gallia Academy) earned Capital's two top individual finishes by finishing second in the men's long jump, and claiming victory in the triple jump. Both marks were recorded as the best marks among Ohio Athletic Conference competitors. Allison moved his way up to second on the Capital leaderboard with a jump of 14.31 meters (46-11 ½), which also won the competition. He came back to place second overall with a best leap of 6.93 meters (22-09), and claimed eight more points, in addition to the 10 earned from the triple jump, toward Capital's team score.

Trevor Collins (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty) continued to find success in the sprint events on Saturday, claiming yet another top-5 finish in the 200-meter dash. The freshman beat out All-American and all-conference sprinter from Otterbein, Julian Lowe, by 0.10 seconds for second place after clocking in a 22.67-second time. His placement also claimed eight points for Cap.

Junior Derek Knabe (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) earned two points for his seventh-place performance in the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase. Knabe timed out in 10:04.48.

The Capital relay teams reeled in four points between the 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relay races. The 4x100 team was comprised of junior Logan Allison, Collins, and seniors Miguel Davalos and Tyler Kuhnes. Together, the foursome recorded a time of 43.56, good for sixth-place.

The 4x400 team of Corbin Brown, Miguel Davalos, Derek Knabe, and Nicholas Santos teamed up for one of its best performances of the seasons. The team paired up for a time of 3:25.56, which placed them eighth overall.

Out of the field events, sophomore John Seman (Ashland, Ohio/Hillsdale) well exceeded his seed height (1.50m) in the high jump and took home a seventh-place finish on Saturday afternoon. He recorded a top leap of 1.83 meters, good for a share of seventh place.

Junior James Zamor (Cape Coral, Fla./Cape Coral) put forth another notable performance, finishing 10th in the discus throw (40.03m, 131-04).

Host Ohio Wesleyan finished first among 17 teams with 134.50 points with Otterbein University (109.50) settling for a distant second. Capital placed ninth (33.50) overall and fifth among those OAC teams competing in the meet.

Cap will leap back into action on Friday, April 21 when they head to Westerville and compete in the Otterbein Twilight Invitational at Memorial Stadium.