Crusaders Improve on Marks at Polar Bears Last Chance Meet

Pictured: Larkin Joseph (credit: Capital University Athletics)
Pictured: Larkin Joseph (credit: Capital University Athletics)

ADA, Ohio – Capital Women's Track and Field sent a portion of its roster to the Polar Bear Last Chance Invitational in order to improve upon their season best marks and increase their odds at qualifying for a spot at the NCAA Division III Championships. The meet was hosted by Ohio Northern University at the ONU Sports Center Fieldhouse, and went unscored.

Polar Bear Last Chance results

Junior Hunter Mouser (London, Ohio/London) set a new personal record in the 200-meter dash (27.20) after crossing the finish line in 26.75 seconds, good for fourth place in a field of seven. This mark also elevates her to number five on the Capital Top 10 list.

Sophomore Larkin Joseph (New Philadelphia, Ohio/New Philadelphia) placed third in the 800-meter run and set a new PR with a time of 2:18.60. With that time, Joseph now has the second-faster 800-meter time in program history.

Freshman Taylor Manivanh (Grove City, Ohio/Central Crossing) eclipsed a previous personal best in the long jump, hitting 10.59 meters (34-9).

In the women's shot put, senior Ashley Freshkorn (Columbus, Ohio/Hamilton Township) finished second behind a long toss of 13.18 meters.

Freshman Emily Hilt (Delaware, Ohio/Buckeye Valley) engaged in the women's pentathlon and increased her point count from her previous competition. She went up against a field of four additional athletes and finished fourth behind 2,545 points. Her best single event was the high jump, in which she tied for first with a leap of 1.56 meters (5-1 ¼). She also set new PRs in all but one of the five events.

NCAA qualifier finalization will complete on Sunday. Revisit or follow @CapCrusaders on Twitter to see if Capital will be sending individual to the 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships in Naperville, Illinois.