By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
BEREA, Ohio – With only two weeks left until nationals, a few members of Capital University Track & Field headed north on Friday to compete in the Harrison Dillard Twilight meet hosted by Baldwin Wallace University. Un fortunately for the Crusaders though, none of the participants improved on their current standings.
In the men's shot put, sophomore thrower Josh Miller placed fifth with a heave of 16.29 meters (53-05 ½), 0.09 meters short of his personal record.
On the track, sophomore Noah Meeker ran an 11.27-second race in the 100-meter dash prelims but finished ninth, just short of qualifying for the finals. Cole Williams finished 16th with a time of 11.79 seconds. The pair also competed in the 200-meter race with Meeker earning a 10th-place time of 22.93 seconds and Williams stopping the clock at 23.90 seconds in 15th.
Junior Kassie Lee fouled out of the women's hammer throw without recording a result.
The Crusaders will have one more chance to improve their marks next Thursday, May 16 at the Great Lakes Regional Championships hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University.
At the University of Mount Olive First Chance and Multi, junior Emily Hilt sits in third place through four events. Hilt's time of 15.29 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles earned her third, while she finished tied for first in the high jump by clearing 1.64 meters and placed second in the shot put with a heave of 9.67 meters. Her 27.34-second time in the 200-meter dash gave her 2,779 points, 280 points behind the leader, with the long jump, triple jump and 800-meter race left to be contested. On the second day of the multi on Saturday, Hilt placed third in the long jump by leaping 5.23 meters and then threw the javelin 25.20 meters to take second in that competition. In the 800-meter race, the final challenge of the multi, Hilt stopped the clock at 2:48.57 in sixth. Hilt finished the multi with 4,267 points, 1,488 of which came on Saturday.