DELAWARE, Ohio – The Capital University men's cross country team competed Saturday at the first Columbus State and Capital Invitational, a meet created with co-host Columbus State Community College. Capital pulled out the win, placing ahead of Notre Dame College and Lorain County Community College and took four of the top place finishes.
Junior Derek Knabe (Cincinnati, Ohio) was the first Capital harrier across the line in 27:31:00 earning him a second-place spot in a field of 27.
Freshman Tim Trentel (Lakewood, Ohio) clocked in next at 28:15:00, shedding almost two minutes off his previous race times.
Junior Aaron Fox (Commercial Point, Ohio) had a ninth-place finish in a time of 29:23:00.
Senior Andrew Stroh (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson) rounded up the top Capital group in 30:12:00.
Capital University (34) took first in team standings. Taking second place was Notre Dame College (39) and in third place was Lorain County Community College (49).
The race gave runners the first chance to preview the course that will be used for the upcoming OAC Cross Country Championship, an event Capital will host on Oct. 29.
The next opportunity to catch Capital University Men's Cross Country will be at the All-Ohio Championships hosted by Cedarville University (Cedarville, Ohio) on Sept. 30.