Atkins and Lyle Shine at Wittenberg Invitational

Pole vaulter Jordan Lyle. (Jeff Mills photo).
Pole vaulter Jordan Lyle. (Jeff Mills photo).

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Capital University's women's track and field team competed in the Coach Rob Invitational, hosted by Wittenberg University on Friday afternoon.

The field events continue to be the strength for Capital as two field athletes recorded first place finishes. Sophomore Jordan Lyle (Sunbury, Ohio) owned one of the first place finishes, with a height of in the pole vault with a 3.49 meters. Fellow sophomore Taylor Atkins (Bethel, Ohio) finished first in the long jump with a distance of 5.19 meters.  

Jennifer Long (Hilliard, Ohio) scored eight points for Capital, on her way to placing second in the hammer throw with a 43.15 meter mark. Long also recorded five points with a fourth place finish in the discus throw, recording 29.53 meters.

Ashley Freshkorn (Columbus, Ohio) rounded out the field competitors with a 31.28 meter mark in the discus event. Her performance scored six points for Capital.

Sprinters Sammantha Wentz (Haddon Heights, N.J.) and Shaylynn Dornbush (Hopedale, Ohio) recorded seventh place finishes in their respective events. Wentz clocked in at 1:13.27 in the 400 meter hurdles and Dornbush crossed the finish line at 1:03.62 in the 400 meter dash.

Capital finished in fifth place out of 10 teams with a score of 66. Otterbein University took first place recorded 160 points and Wittenberg came in second, scoring 110 points.

The Crusaders will compete in the All-Ohio Championships on Saturday, April 11 in Delaware, Ohio. The meet will be held at Selby Stadium.