By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
ADA, Ohio – Capital University Men's Track & Field began its quest for Ohio Athletic Conference championships on Friday on the first day of the 2018 OAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships. After the first day, the Crusaders know that they have at least one podium finisher and the chance for more on Saturday.
Senior jumper Logan Allison (Gallipolis, Ohio/Gallia Academy) earned his All-OAC spot in the long jump with a new personal record leap of 7.17 meters, smashing his previous best of 6.97 meters. After fouling on his first attempt, Allison leapt 6.75 meters on his second jump and fouled the third and fourth tries. On his fifth attempt he achieved 6.91 meters but it was his last attempt that earned him the silver medal. Allison's mark of 7.17 meters is the second-best long jump result in program history.
Allison was the only Crusader to secure an All-OAC honor on Friday but several more will have the opportunity to join him on Saturday after qualifying for the event finals. In the 100-meter dash, freshman Kyle Farley (Canton, Mich./Lutheran – Westland) placed sixth in the prelims with a sprint of 11.18 seconds, a new personal record by 0.02 seconds.
Senior Mason Trezise (Eagar, Ariz./Round Valley) will join Farley with a chance to compete in a final after securing seventh-place in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 55.80 seconds. The mark is a personal record for Trezise.
While he did not earn a spot on the podium, freshman Josh Miller placed sixth in the discus with a personal-best throw of 44.82 meters.
After the first day of competition, Capital sits in ninth in the team competition with 11 points. John Carroll University is in the lead with 72 points.