Track & Field Uses Toledo Last Chance Meet to Improve Marks

Pictured: Jenna Kreider (credit: Amber Thomas, Capital University Athletics)
Pictured: Jenna Kreider (credit: Amber Thomas, Capital University Athletics)

TOLEDO, Ohio – The University of Toledo hosted a two-day open meet for those looking to improve times heading into the final weeks of the season. Capital University Men's and Women's Track and Field made the trip to Northwest Ohio to compete in the UT Last Chance Meet on Thursday and Friday where select members of both teams competed.

Highlighting the men's side was senior Fraser Smith (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Bradley) who improved upon his Capital top 10 mark in the hammer throw by setting a new personal record. His best tossed measured in at 44.58 meters (146-03), eclipsing his previous best by more than one meter. He remains third on Cap's all-time outdoor list.

Fellow senior Miguel Davalos (Dayton, Ohio/Archbishop Alter) set a new PR in the 100-meter dash, timing out at 11.59 seconds in a short field of competitors.

Jenna Krieder (Coschocton, Ohio/Coschocton) headlined the women's team in the women's discus toss. The senior set a new personal best in the event by nearly two meters. Her best throw registered a distance of 35.40 meters (116-01 ½), which also helped her crack the top 10 list. She displaced Jodie Garringer's 2006 mark set in that year's OAC Outdoor Championship, and now rests in 10th overall.

Freshman Olivia Quinter (Fort Loramie, Ohio/Fort Loramie) ran the 400-meter dash for the first time this season and crossed the finish line in 1:08.19.

There are two more meets on Capital's calendar. The next is Harrison Dillard Twilight Meet, hosted by Baldwin Wallace University at George Finnie Stadium on Friday, May 12.