WESTERVILLE, Ohio – Saturday afternoon Capital Men's Cross Country hit the ground running finishing ahead of Walsh University and Columbus State at the Otterbein Invitational. Capital battled humid conditions while completing the 8,000-meter course, and finished in 17th place.
Senior Andrew Stroh (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson) finished in the top half of the competition Saturday, leading Capital across the line in a time of 29:34.0. He placed 73rd in a field of 215 competitors.
Filing in not too far behind was junior Derek Knabe (Cincinnati, Ohio) who joined Stroh in the top half of the field. Knabe completed the course in 29:43.4, placing him 84th overall.
Freshman Tim Trentel (Lakewood, Ohio) left his mark in the top five of the Capital pack again. This week, he crossed the line in 30:01.8, good for fourth on the Cap lineup and 94th overall.
Junior Aaron Fox (Commercial Point, Ohio) was the next Cap harrier to cross the line clocking in at 30:32.9.
Freshman Austin Myers (Upper Sandusky, Ohio) made his season debut in the top of the Capital group in a time of 32:55.6.
Finishing first in team standings was host Otterbein University with 50 points. Ohio Wesleyan University took second with 106 points, and Lake Erie wrapped up the top three teams with a team score of 111. Capital claimed 15th place, landing ahead of Walsh University (446) and Columbus State (469).
Capital will co-host their next meet on Saturday, Sept. 24, with Columbus State. The Capital Invitational will be held at CSU's Delaware campus. More information will be provided about the meet later this week.