By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
WESTERVILLE, Ohio – Following a successful opening weekend at the Otterbein Invitational last week, Capital University Men's Track & Field returned to Westerville on Friday and came in third out of five teams with 126 points at the Ohio Athletic Conference South Split Meet.
Leading the way for Capital was senior Logan Allison (Gallipolis, Ohio / Gallia Academy) who won both the 60-meter dash and the high jump. Allison blazed through the finish in 7.13 seconds in the 60m, beating Wilmington College's Gino Hinton by 0.05 seconds. In the high jump, Allison's mark of 1.89 meters paced the field. Junior John Seman (Ashland, Ohio / Hillsdale) also placed third in the high jump with a jump of 1.86 meters.
Senior thrower Jason Coon (Bernville, Pa. / Schuylkill Valley) won the shot put with a throw of 16.55 meters. Freshman Josh Miller (Botkins, Ohio / Botkins) placed fourth in the same competition with a throw of 13.77 meters.
The Crusaders also placed two on the top step of the podium in two distance events. Senior Derek Knabe (Cincinnati, Ohio / Oak Hills) won the 1000-meter run with a time of 2:38.81. Senior Aaron Fox (Commercial Point, Ohio / Teays Valley) placed first in the 3000-meter run with a time of 9:34.78.
In addition to the four first-place finishes, the Crusaders earned a host of other top-five finishes.
In the 200-meter dash, Nicholas Santos (Annandale, Va. / Falls Church) and Kyle Farley (Canton, Mich. / Lutheran – Westland) placed second and third, respectively, with runs of 22.36 and 22.50 seconds. Sophomore Corbin Brown (East Sparta, Ohio / Sandy Valley) finished runner-up in the 500-meter dash with a performance of 11:05.8.
Freshman Noah Meeker's (Powell, Ohio / Olentangy Liberty) leap of 6.15 meters in the long jump earned him a second-place finish in that event and Colby Owen placed second in the weight throw with a toss of 16.32 meters. Miller earned a fourth-place finish in the weight throw with a throw of 12.04 meters.
Otterbein University placed first in the team competition with 177 points, followed by Wilmington with 138 and then Capital.
The Crusaders will return to action next week as they host the Jessica Starks Open in the Capital Center.