By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
WESTERVILLE, Ohio – Several members of Capital University Men's Track & Field qualified to compete in the All-Ohio Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday at Otterbein University where the Crusaders garnered nine points.
Thrower Josh Miller continued his impressive start to the season with another top-five finish in the shot put, this time claiming third. His mark of 15.65 meters on his fifth attempt of the day beat out the fourth-place finisher by half of a meter.
John Seman also earned a top-10 place in the high jump by clearing 1.81 meters to come in sixth. He achieved the mark on his first attempt.
Noah Meeker competed in both the 200-meter dash and 60-meter dash and placed 11th in both. He recorded a time of 23.58 seconds in the 200-meter race and ran the 60-meter dash in 7.32 seconds but did not qualify for the event's finals.
Freshman Joseph Eskra earned a 13th-place finish in the pole vault by clearing 3.86 meters.
On Friday at the Ohio Wesleyan University Open, freshman Grant Ward placed fourth in the 800-meter race with a time of 2:05.94. Jonas Pyle's time of 2:09.85 in the same event earned him seventh while Noah Davis finished in 13th with a mark of 2:18.30. Andrew Everson also finished 13th in the 400-meter race, completing the course in 1:00.41.
The Crusaders will be back in action next week when Capital hosts the annual Rick Meindl Last Call on Friday, Feb. 15 in The Capital Center Fieldhouse. Field events will begin at 2 p.m. and running events will begin at 4:40 p.m.