SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Capital University`s women's track and field team competed in the Slippery Rock Invitational, Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders fought through tough weather conditions and still managed to pull out some great times and marks.
Hunter Mouser (London, Ohio) fought her way through the 40 mile per hour winds and finished the 400-meter dash in a time of 1:04.20, good for eighth place.
The field performers left their mark on the meet with some noted top-place finishes. Starting off the group was freshman Elona Greenhoff (Eastlake, Ohio) with a third-place mark in high jump. She recorded a leap of 1.53 meters (5-02).
Experienced junior Jordan Lyle (Sunbury, Ohio) and used the wind to her advantage in the pole vault and walked away with a fifth-place mark of 2.80 meters (9-2).
Sophomore Chelsea Carpenter (Cincinnati, Ohio) took fifth in discus with a toss of 37.98 meters (124-7). Carpenter has covered a lot of ground since her transfer to Capital, and now is ranked first in the Ohio Athletic Conference for discus.
A junior and sophomore duo took home two top spots in the shot put. Ashley Freshkorn (Columbus, Ohio / Hamilton Township) had a toss of 12.06 meters (39-7), a season best to earn a fifth-place finish. Amber Thomas (Cleveland, Ohio) took one of the last spots into the finals with a mark of 11.09 meters (36-5), finishing in eighth place.
The meet was scored for the two NCAA Division I participating teams. Robert Morris University walked away with the first place team victory with 141.50 points.
The next time the Crusaders will be in action is at Muskingum Invitational at the Johnson Family Track (New Concord, Ohio) on Saturday, April, 9.