By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Capital University Men's Track & Field hosted its first meet of the season on Saturday, the Jessica Starks Open, and finished fourth in the team competition with 77 points.
Capital received maximum points from Jason Coon (Bernville, Pa. / Schuylkill Valley) for the third week in a row with another win in the shot put, a final throw of 16.25 meters, his second-longest throw of the season.
Logan Allison (Gallipolis, Ohio / Gallia Academy) also netted 10 points with a mark of 14.42 meters in the triple jump and placed eighth in the 60-meter dash.
In the 400-meter dash, Nicholas Santos (Annandale, Va. / Falls Church) placed second with a sprint of 51.82 seconds. Santos placed seventh in the 200-meter dash with a run of 23.15 seconds.
In addition to Allison's strong performance in the jumps, John Seman (Ashland, Ohio / Hillsdale) finished tied for fourth in the high jump with a leap of 1.84 meters.
Colby Owen (Perryville, Md. / Perryville) claimed third place in the weight throw with a toss of 15.26 meters and Josh Miller (Botkins, Ohio / Botkins) placed eighth with a throw of 13.38. Miller also placed sixth in the shot put with a throw of 14.15 meters.
Back on the track, Mason Trezise's (Eagar, Ariz. / Round Valley) run of 9.40 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles earned him sixth place. Corbin Brown (East Sparta, Ohio / Sandy Valley ) and Trezise placed sixth and seventh respectively in the 400-meter dash with times of 53.51 and 53.53 seconds.
Derek Knabe (Cincinnati, Ohio / Oak Hills) was the highest Cap finisher in the 3000-meter run with a seventh-place performance of 9:24.29.
Cedarville University won the team competition with a total of 166 points.
The Crusaders will be back in action on Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Joe Banks Invitational hosted by Ohio Northern University.