Crusaders Improve Marks and Earn Wins at Ohio Open

Pictured: Mason Trezise (photo credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Sports Photography)
Pictured: Mason Trezise (photo credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Sports Photography)

By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant

ATHENS, Ohio – Members of Capital University Track & Field made the drive south on Route 33 to Ohio University on Friday to compete in the Ohio Open and several Crusaders won their respective events while racking up personal records.

A pair of freshmen, Kyle Farley and Noah Meeker, took the top two spots in the 100-meter dash with respective times of 11.18 seconds and 11.37 seconds. The pair also placed second and fourth in the 200-meter dash with times of 22.33 seconds and 22.86 seconds, both personal bests. In the 100, Meeker's time represented a PR by 0.01 seconds. Meeker placed second in the long jump with a leap of 5.97 meters.

In the 400-meter hurdles, senior Mason Trezise won the event with a winning sprint of 58.24 seconds.

Senior thrower Jason Coon picked up the win in the shot put with a 16.42-meter throw and freshman Josh Miller placed third in the event and set a new PR of 15.78 meters.

On the women's side, junior Larkin Joseph claimed victory and set a personal record in the 1,500-meter race with a time of 4:49.77.

Thrower Kassie Lee's toss of 42.94 meters in the hammer throw was good enough of a fourth-place finish.

The Crusaders will have another chance at further improvements next week at the Harrison Dillard Twilight hosted by Baldwin Wallace University on Friday, May 11.