CEDARVILLE, Ohio – The Capital University women's track and field team wrapped up its first month of the indoor season at the Cedarville Open, held at Yellow Jacket Track & Field Complex, Saturday afternoon. Capital finished the meet with a team ranking of sixth place out of a field of 19 teams.
Senior Ashley Freshkorn (Columbus, Ohio/Hamilton Township) is making her mark this season in the shot put with a new personal record of 13.03 meters (42-09.00). She also improved her placement on Cap's top 10 list with the second farthest throw in school history.
Senior Caitlyn Tulloss (Utica, Ohio/Northridge) made her feature event the 400-meter dash this week, and came in fourth place by crossing the line at 1:01.75. Tulloss got back into the saddle of the 400 meters after running it just once during the indoor season
The freshman pair of Taylor Manivanh (Grove City, Ohio /Central Crossing) and Akaila Howard (Huber Heights, Ohio/Wayne) tag-teamed jumps. Howard placed second in the triple jump with a leap of 10.15 meters (33-03.75). Manivanh finished seventh (5.28 meters, 17-4) in the long jump and picked up six points in the 100-meter dash with a fourth-place time of 12.49.
Junior Niamani Mayes (Cincinnati, Ohio/Walnut Hills) placed third in the 100-meter hurdle clocking in at a season best time of 16.24.
Sophomore Megan Watt (Wapakoneta, Ohio/Wapakoneta) joined the personal record party, hitting 41.02 meters (134-07) in the weight throw. Her throw placed her eighth overall.
Additional significant performances include freshman Ally Cummings' ninth-place finish in the shot put (11.58m, 38-0) and senior Jordan Lyle's sixth-place finish in the pole vault with a jump of 3.16 meters (10-04.25).
Wright State University walked away with the team victory this meet with 138.50 points. The host of the meet, Cedarville University, came in second place with 122 points. Mount Union University rounded out the top three teams with 110 points. Capital's 37 points placed the team sixth out of 19 teams.
You can catch Capital next week at the Otterbein Invite on Saturday, April 1 at Memorial Stadium (Westerville, Ohio).