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.
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 athletics.capital.edu 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.