By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
Westerville, Ohio - Senior runner Derek Knabe (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) hit the ground running for Capital University Men's Cross Country to start off 2017 and finished in first place overall in the Battle of Columbus Meet at Otterbein University with a personal-best time of 15:59.4.
Capital finished third out of three teams. Otterbein won the team competition and Ohio Dominican University finished second.
The team has more than two weeks until their next competition. The Purple and White will return to the course on Sept. 16 at the Allegheny Cross Country Classic hosted by Allegheny College.