Capital’s Top 10 List Gets Rewritten, Women’s Track & Field Places Sixth

Pictured: Larkin Joseph (credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Photography)
Pictured: Larkin Joseph (credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Photography)

DELAWARE, Ohio – A myriad of additions or alterations were made to Capital's Top 10 performance list on Saturday night following the team's collection of performances at the All-Ohio Championships. Ohio Wesleyan University hosted the event at Shelby Stadium, where Cap placed sixth overall out of 17 teams.

Taylor Manivanh (Grove City, Ohio/Central Crossing) had a big day on both the track and in the sandpits. In the 100-meter dash, the freshman qualified for the finals with a prelim round time of 12.43 seconds. She came back and bettered that mark in the finals, setting a new personal record and re-ranked Cap's top 10 in that event. Manivanh crossed the line in 12.36 seconds, good for second place and moved her into third among the program's best.

After collecting eight points in the 100-meter dash, Manivanh went on to pick up two more points with her seventh-place finish in the long jump. Her best leap measured in at 5.28 meters (17-04), matching her previous personal best. She went on to collect six points for placing third in the triple jump (11.20m, 36-09), but also tallied the second-best triple jump result in program history.

Sophomore Larkin Joseph (New Philadelphia, Ohio/New Philadelphia) shined in the 800-meter run and improved the program's third-ranked time in that event. She crossed the finish line in 2:18.87, good for second place, a new PR and eight points toward the team's score.

Six more points were added to Cap's total when sophomore Mackenzie Meyers finished third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Meyers maneuvered her way into a third-place finish after finishing the race in 12.02.70, edging Otterbein's Heather Sandvik by 0.13 seconds.

Junior Hunter Mouser (London, Ohio/London) made big strides in the 800-meter run, bettering her previous outdoor low time by nearly two seconds. Mouser picked up a fourth-place finish and timed out at 58.35 seconds. That mark also moved her from fifth to second place on Cap's Top 10 list.

In the 100-meter hurdles, sophomore Niamani Mayes (Cincinnati, Ohio/Walnut Hills) and freshman Olivia Quinter (Fort Loramie, Ohio/For Loramie) finished with identical finish times at 15.60 seconds, setting new PRs and moving both into a share of third all-time. Quinter improved her prelim time by nearly .50 seconds for the big finish.

Capital's relay teams picked up a combined 12 points between two races. Manivanh and Mouser were parts of both teams. Caitlyn Tulloss and Joseph finished up the last 800 meters of the 4x400-meter relay team that placed second behind Wittenberg, but only by 0.82 seconds. Cap's time was recorded at 3:56.88.

Akaila Howard joined the team of Mayes, Manivanh and Mouser to help finished fifth with a time of 49.38 seconds.

Senior Ashley Freshkorn (Columbus, Ohio/Hamilton Township) led the throws group with a seventh-place finish in the shot put (11.97m, 39-03 ¼) and a 10th-place finish in the hammer throw (42.84m, 140-07). Her performance in the hammer throw set a new PR by nearly two meters.

Freshman Emily Hilt (Delaware, Ohio/Buckeye Valley) brought over six points from last week's heptathlon, in which she placed third.

Host Ohio Wesleyan University won this year's All-Ohio Championship behind a team score of 111 points, followed by runner-up Ohio Northern University (100). Capital racked up 64.50 points to place sixth out of 17 teams.

Cap will leap back into action on Friday, April 21 when they head to Westerville and compete in the Otterbein Twilight Invitational at Memorial Stadium.