Strong Finishes in Running Events Power Capital Women’s Track & Field to Second-Place Finish

Pictured: Hannah Westhoven and Mackenzie Meyers
Pictured: Hannah Westhoven and Mackenzie Meyers

By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant

WESTERVILLE, Ohio –Capital Women's Track & Field raced into the Ohio Athletic Conference South Split Meet after a strong showing in last week's season opener and took second place in the overall team competition with 114 points.

Capital swept the two top spots in the one mile run with Hannah Westhoven (Napoleon, Ohio / Napoleon) taking first and Mackenzie Meyers (Ashville, Ohio / Teays Valley) finishing second. Westhoven finished the race in 5:33.30 and Meyers finished with a time of 5:34.09.

Two Crusaders also finished in the top-three of the 60-meter hurdles with Niamani Mayes (Cincinnati, Ohio / Walnut Hills) placing first with a run of 9.72 hurdles. Olivia Quinter (Fort Loramie, Ohio / Fort Loramie) finished third with a time of 9.95 seconds. Mayes also placed fourth in the 60-meter dash with a run of 8.41 seconds.

Capital's third first-place finish came courtesy of Elona Greenhoff (Eastlake, Ohio / North) in the high jump with a performance of 1.54 meters. Freshman Blair Bryant (London, Ohio / Madison Plains) also finished third in the same event with a jump of 1.39 meters.

Junior Larkin Joseph (New Philadelphia, Ohio / New Philadelphia) finished second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:27.88. In the 200-meter dash, senior Hunter Mouser (London, Ohio / London) ran to a third-place finish with a time of 27.22 seconds.

Otterbein University placed first overall in the team competition with 330 points.

The team will host the Jessica Starks Open next Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Capital Center.