Capital Completes First Outdoor Meet of the Season on Saturday at the 49er Classic

Pictured: Josh Miller (photo credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Sports Photography)
Pictured: Josh Miller (photo credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Sports Photography)

By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – On the second and final day of the 49er Classic hosted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Capital University Women's Track & Field finished the first meet of the outdoor season by setting the tone for the rest of the season with several new personal records.

After setting a personal record in the 1,500-meter race on Friday, junior Larkin Joseph took the course in the 800-meter on Saturday and turned in a performance of 2:22.55.

Senior Hunter Mouser ran in two events on Friday and came up half of a second short of a personal record with a sprint of 26.17 seconds in the 200-meter dash.

In the high jump, both Elona Greenhoff and Emily Hilt competed and tied each other with leaps of 1.53 meters.

Sophomore Ally Cummings was the lone competitors in the shot put recorded a mark of 10.75 meters to start her season.

On the men's side, three Crusaders took part in the 200-meter dash, led by freshman Kyle Farley with a performance 22.51 seconds. Less than a second behind Farley were Nicholas Santos and Noah Meeker with runs of 22.89 and 22.90 seconds, respectively.

Freshman thrower Josh Miller was Capital's highest finisher of the day with an 11th-place slot in the shot put with a throw of 15.19 meters. Miller also tried his hand in the discus, launching a throw of 39.18 meters.

Senior Derek Knabe took the starting line in the 800-meter race, and his 2:06.16 mark was just seconds behind his personal record.

In the 4x400-meter relay, the team of Santos, Knabe, Mason Trezise and Corbin Brown combined to finish in 3:27.09.

The Crusaders will be off next weekend but will be back in action on Friday, March, 30 at the Otterbein April Fools Invitational hosted by Otterbein University.