Allison, Coon and Miller Aid Capital to Sixth-place Finish

Pictured: Jason Coon
Pictured: Jason Coon

By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant

DELAWARE, Ohio – Capital University Men's track & Field competed against 18 other schools from around the state on Saturday at the All-Ohio Championships hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University and turned in a sixth-place finish with 54.50 points.

Once again, senior Logan Allison claimed first place and the maximum 10 points in the triple jump with a mark of 14.07 meters. Allison also placed fourth with a leap of 6.66 meters in the long jump, earning five points.

Capital also got 16 points from the shot put competition with senior Jason Coon finishing first. Coon launched a meet-best throw of 16.33 meters and freshman Josh Miller finished in third with a mark of 15.47 meters, a new personal record. Miller also came in fourth in the discus with a personal-best throw of 43.21 meters, three meters better than his previous PR.

Senior runner Derek Knabe earned two top-10 finishes with a seventh-place mark of 1:59.06 in the 800-meter run and then a sixth-place finish in the 1,500-meter race with a time of 4:06.67.

The 4x100-meter team of Noah Meeker, Allison, Nicholas Santos and Kyle Farley placed fourth out of 11 teams with a mark of 43.31 seconds and the 4x400 team came in eighth.

Mason Trezise also earned a top-ten finish in the 400-meter hurdles and was just hundredths of a second off of a fifth-place slot with a time of 56.12 seconds. Meeker and Farley both took place in the 200-meter dash and finished with times of 22.51 seconds and 23.16 seconds, respectively, as Meeker earned an eighth-place spot. Santos also placed inside of the 10 fastest finishers with a 51.79-second performance in the 400-meter dash. In the field events, John Seman earned points with a seventh-place jump of 1.88 meters in the high jump.

The Crusaders will have less than a week to prepare for their next meet when the team will head back to Otterbein University to compete in the Otterbein Twilight Invitational on Friday, April 20.