Colby Owen Brings Home Gold on Day One of Rick Meindl Last Call

Pictured: Colby Owen
Pictured: Colby Owen

By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant

COLUMBUS, Ohio – With just one week before hosting the Ohio Athletic Conference Indoor Championships, members of Capital University Men's Track & Field had one last chance to qualify for the championships at the first day of the Rick Meindl Last Call on Friday.

Capital's top finisher was thrower Colby Owen. The senior came out on top of the 18-man field with a winning throw of 15.87 meters, almost a full meter further than the second-place throw.

Senior runner Aaron Fox placed inside the top ten in the 5,000-meter run, finishing ninth overall with a time of 16:16.91, just three seconds off of his personal best.

In the long jump, Noah Meeker placed 11th with a final jump of 5.88 meters. Meeker also placed 13th in the preliminaries of the 60-meter dash with a sprint of 7.29 seconds. Mark Ross finished just behind Meeker in 17th, completing the distance in 7.98 seconds, tying his personal best.

Senior Mason Trezise had a busy day competing in the 600-meter race and 60-meter hurdles preliminaries. In the 600, Trezise placed 11th with a run of 1:30.15. His run of 9.00 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles was a personal record and qualified him for the finals on Saturday.

In the men's high jump, John Seman placed seventh with a jump of 1.78 meters.

The second day of the meet will take place on Saturday and will begin at 10:00 a.m.