Multiple Crusaders Make PR and Top-10 List Advances

Pictured: Fraser Smith (credit: Amber Thomas, Capital University Athletics)
Pictured: Fraser Smith (credit: Amber Thomas, Capital University Athletics)

BEREA, Ohio – Capital University Men's and Women's Track & Field engaged in a late night of action on Friday evening at the Harrison Dillard Twilight Invitational held at George Finne Stadium. on the campus of Baldwin Wallace University. Multiple members of both the men's and women's team made strides in both their personal and program rankings during the meet.

Capital took a select group of athletes to Friday's nighttime meet, allowing many to improve their personal times and distances. The women's team sent a heavier contingency of competitors, headlined by sophomore Larkin Joseph (New Philadelphia, Ohio/New Philadelphia) and junior Hannah Westhoven (Napolean, Ohio/Napolean).

Joseph continued to make her way up the Capital top 10 list behind her third-place finish in the women's 800-meter dash. She placed with a time of 2:17.66, edging out her previous personal record and solidified her spot as No. 2 on the program ranking for that event.

Westerhoven made a major stride forward in the women's 5,000-meter run, timing out at 18:46.69. That time was nearly 15 seconds better than her previous best and moved her from No. 5 to No. 3 on the Capital all-time list. She finished sixth amongst the on-site competition.

Two additional members of the women's team marked up the program's all-time top 10 list. Senior Caitlyn Tulloss (Utica, Ohio/Northridge) set a new PR in the 400-meter dash (58.99) and is now tied for third on Cap's top 10 ranking sheet. Junior Hunter Mouser (London, Ohio/London) moved from No. 5 to No. 4 all-time in the women's 200-meter dash after cutting the tape in 25.69. That result won her the race, set a new PR and moved her one spot on the Capital top time list.

Freshman Olivia Quinter (Fort Loramie, Ohio/Fort Loramie) also made moves, doing so in two events. In the 400 meters she bettered her previous best by nearly five seconds, stopping the clock at 1:03.39. She then set a new PR in the 200 meters with a time of 27.36.

On the men's side, senior Fraser Smith (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson) made a big move in the hammer throw, moving up to No. 2 in program history for his toss of 47.05 meters (154-04). He set a new PR in that even by nearly 2.50 meters.

Junior Logan Allison (Gallipolis, Ohio/Gallia Academy) finished second in the triple jump (14.30m, 47-03), just shy of matching his personal best.

Capital Track & Field has one last meet on the docket to make a final push for NCAA Championship qualifiers. That will be held on Thursday, May 18 at the Great Lakes Elite Meet at Selby Stadium on Ohio Wesleyan University's campus in Delaware, Ohio.