NEW CONCORD, Ohio - Capital University's women's track and field team faced harsh weather at the Muskingum Invitational, Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders fought through the elements and pulled out a first-place finish.
The runners were a forced to be reckoned with, walking away with multiple top-place finishes. Sophomore Hunter Mouser (London, Ohio) scored some big points for the Crusaders with a second place showing in the 200-meter run with a time of 27.92 and a third-place finish in the 400-meter run with 1:03.33.
Junior Kirstyn Baker (Cleveland, Ohio) led the pack of Crusader runners in the 100-meter run with a time of 14.53 and a second place win.
Freshman Mackenzie Meyers (Ashville, Ohio) was the only purple on the track as she battled her way through the 800-meter run clocking in at 2:52.65.
The 400-meter run was dominated by Capital with Caitlyn Tulloss (Utica, Ohio) pulling out the fastest time of the Crusaders with 1:02.51, earning her second place.
Freshman Elona Greenhoff (Eastlake, Ohio) has made another top place finish in high jump this week with a second-place mark in high jump of 1.47 meters (4-09).
Sophomore Chelsea Carpenter (Cincinnati, Ohio) swept the throws taking first place in the shot put with a mark of 12.03 meters (39-05) and first in discus with a toss of 37.72 meters (123-09).
Junior Ashley Freshkorn (Columbus, Ohio / Hamilton Township) took second in shot put with a throw of 11.81 meters (38-09).
Freshman Megan Watt (Wapakoneta, Ohio) stepped up in a big way with a third-place finish in discus and a season best throw of 33.74 meters (110-08).
Capital University walked away with the team victory with 206 points. The host of the meet, Muskingum University, came in second place with 111 points. Marietta University rounded out the top three teams with 65 points.
The Crusaders will be split next week as the qualifying members head to George Gauthier Track (Delaware, Ohio) for the All-Ohio meet and the others will be headed to Kerscher Stadium (Ada, Ohio) for the Polar Bear Invitational on Saturday, April, 16.