Watt Crushes School Record at Otterbein Twilight Invitational

Pictured: Megan Watt (credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Sports Photography)
Pictured: Megan Watt (credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Sports Photography)

WESTERVILLE, Ohio – The Capital University women's track and field team competed at the Otterbein Twilight Invitational at the Memorial Stadium, Friday afternoon. Capital geared up for one last time before the Ohio Athletic Conference Championship next week and finished fifth in Friday's field. 

Sophomore Megan Watt (Wapakoneta, Ohio/Wapakoneta) set a new school record in the hammer throw with a big toss of 45.03 meters (147-08). Jennifer Long set the previous hammer throw record in 2014 with a throw of 43.92 meters (144-01).

Freshman Taylor Manivanh (Grove City, Ohio /Central Crossing) claimed victory in the triple jump with a mark of 10.56 meters (34-07), and placed fourth in the long jump with 5.14 meters (16-10).

Junior Niamani Mayes (Cincinnati, Ohio/Walnut Hills) ran the 400-meter hurdles in 1:08.36 just one second shy of her personal best time. Freshman Olivia Quinter (Fort Loramie, Ohio/Fort Loramie) was close behind Mayes with a fifth-place time of 1:11.29. Quinter also collected some points in the 100-meter hurdle coming in fourth in 16.01.

Freshman Emily Hilt (Delaware, Ohio/Buckeye Valley) finished second this week in high jump tying her personal record with a 1.58 meter (5-02) jump. Hilt's mark places her in the top three of Capital's history. 

Junior Hunter Mouser (London, Ohio/London (Heidelberg)) came in third in the 200-meter dash clocking in at 25.99 slashing her previous time by 0.49 seconds.

Senior Caitlyn Tulloss (Utica, Ohio/Northridge) shredded the one-minute time barrier, clocking  in a new personal record time in the 400-meter dash (59.92) and a third-place finish. Sophomore Larkin Joseph (New Philadelphia, Ohio/New Philadelphia) grabbed the last scoring place in the 400-meter dash finals, crossing the line in 1:02.17.

Sophomore Mackenzie Meyers (Ashville, Ohio/Teays Valley) faced one of the biggest fields of the night in the 1,500 meter run, clocking at 5:05.96 finishing 16th out of 49 runners. Junior Sami Koester (Grandview Heights, Ohio/Jonathan Alder) trailed close behind Meyers with a personal best time of 5:08.90.

The host Otterbein University walked away with first in team standings this week with 110 points. Malone University came in second place with 100.5 points. Rounding out the top three teams was Spring Arbor University with 91 points. Capital (74.50) wrapped up the meet with a fifth place finish out of 13 teams.

Next, Capital will head to Muskingum University to compete at the Ohio Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships at the Johnson Family Track (New Concord, Ohio) starting on Friday, April 21.