COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Capital University women's track and field team geared up at home this week for the Rick Meindl Last Call meet at The Capital Center, Saturday afternoon. A school record fell in a mid-distance event courtesy of Hunter Mouser while other personal records were reset during the meet.
Junior Hunter Mouser (London, Ohio/London) ran a career best 400-meter run of 57.07 seconds, a new school record time. The record was previously held by NCAA qualifier Kwesi Seabrook (57.86) in 2011. Mouser was on a role on this day, also leading the purple jerseys across the line in the 200-meter run in a time of 27.20.
Senior Amber Thomas (Cleveland, Ohio/John Hay) led the shot put field this week with a throw of 13.07 meters (42-10), the best in a field of 19 competitors. Fellow senior Ashley Freshkorn (Columbus, Ohio/Hamilton Township) was on her heels with a toss of 12.86 meters (42-02). Freshkorn also had an impressive mark in the weight throw with a mark of 14.22 meters (46-07), good for second.
Freshman Emily Hilt (Delaware, Ohio/Buckeye Valley) finished in the high jump with a 1.53 meter (5-00) jump. Hilt's mark tied her current personal record and spot on the Capital's top 10 list.
Freshman Olivia Quinter (Fort Loramie, Ohio/Fort Loramie) had one of the fastest times of the night in the 60-meter hurdles coming in at 9.76 seconds. Quinter now has the third-best 60-meter hurdles time in school history and a new season best.
Freshman Taylor Manivanh (Grove City, Ohio/Central Crossing) had one of the fastest times of the night in 60- meter dash coming in at 8.01.
This meet also doubled as the Mid-South Conference Indoor Championship and was unscored for Capital and the other competitor outside of that conference, Alderson Broaddus.
Next week Capital will compete in one of the biggest meets of the season at the Ohio Athletic Conference Indoor Championships that will be held at Lou Higgins Center (Berea, Ohio) on Friday, Feb. 24.