By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
WESTERVILLE, Ohio – Competing under the lights at Memorial Stadium, Capital University Men's Track & Field took part in the Otterbein Twilight Invitational on Friday hosted by Otterbein University. However, the trio of Logan Allison, Jason Coon and Josh Miller shined earlier in the day once again for the Crusaders.
Allison placed first in the high jump, his only event of the meet, with a leap of 1.95 meters on his sixth jump of the day to earn Capital 10 points. Fellow senior Jason Coon earned eight points with his second-place finish in the shot put and Miller finished just behind Coon in third. Coon's sixth and final throw of the day traveled 15.79 meters to earn him his place and Miller's best throw was his third, a launch of 15.48 meters. Miller also placed fourth in the discus with a 44.33-meter throw and both of his marks represented new personal records anf the fourth-best results in those events in program history.
The Crusaders also got a top-five finish from freshman Noah Meeker in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.78 seconds. In the long jump, Farley achieved a 10th-place leap of 5.86 meters. Fellow freshman Kyle Farley placed 10th in the 200-meter dash and also placed seventh in the finals of the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.30 seconds. In the 100-meter dash qualifiers, Farley tied his personal best of 11.20 seconds.
Mason Trezise and John Seman also earned top-10 finishes in the 110-meter hurdles and high jump, respectively. Trezise placed seventh with a run of 15.89 seconds and Seman also finished seventh after clearing 1.75 meters.
As a team, Capital placed eighth out of 15 teams with 39 points.
The Crusaders now have a week to prepare for the Ohio Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships hosted by Ohio Northern University April 27-28.