Women’s Track and Field Finish Sixth at OAC Championship

Pictured: Taylor Manivanh (credit: Capital University Athletics, Amber Thomas)
Pictured: Taylor Manivanh (credit: Capital University Athletics, Amber Thomas)

NEW CONCORD, Ohio – The Capital University women's track and field team completed the final day of the 2017 Ohio Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships at the Johnson Family Track, Saturday evening. The beginning of the meet was plagued with rain but Capital managed to pull out a sixth-place finish in team standings with 54 points.

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Freshman Taylor Manivanh (Grove City, Ohio/Central Crossing) is a young rising star who is currently ranked in the top 50 in the nation for triple jump. Manivanh added an All-OAC honor with her second-place mark in the triple jump with 11.21 meters (36-09). She came back in the 100-meter dash and scored for Cap with a fifth-place time (12.63).

Sophomore Larkin Joseph (New Philadelphia, Ohio / New Philadelphia) came in fifth in the 800-meter run in 2:17.66. Joseph not only shaved seconds off her personal record time but now has the second-fastest time in Capital history.

NCAA indoor qualifier Hunter Mouser (London, Ohio / London) tallied some points in the 200-meter final placing fifth (25.90). She also ran and placed fourth in the 400-meter dash final (58.77).

Sophomore Niamani Mayes (Cincinnati, Ohio / Walnut Hills) had a fifth-place finish in the 100- meter hurdles, crossing the line in 15.82.

Freshman Emily Hilt (Delaware, Ohio / Buckeye Valley) finished in the top of the competition of two events. She finished fifth with a 1.57 meters (5-01) mark in the high jump. She also grabbed one point in the 100-meter hurdles behind an eighth-place finish (16.49).

The 4x400 meter relay team placed fourth in 3:55.30. The relay squad is currently ranked in the top 50 in the nation and includes freshman Taylor Manivanh, junior Hunter Mouser, senior Caitlyn Tulloss (Utica, Ohio / Northridge), and sophomore Larkin Joseph.

The 4x100 meter relay added some points on the board clocking in at 50.19, a sixth-place time. The team included Mayes, Manivanh, Mouser, and freshman Akaila Howard (Huber Heights, Ohio / Wayne).

Taking first place in the team standings this year was the Ohio Northern University with 162 points. The University of Mount Union pulled out a second-place finish with 149.5 points, and Otterbein University (136) rounded out the top of the championship competition.