By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
ADA, Ohio – Under the roof of the Ohio Northern University Sports Center, Capital University Women's Track & Field competed in the Joe Banks Invitational hosted by ONU and enjoyed eight finishes inside the top ten in eight different events.
Capital's top-finisher was Hannah Westhoven (Napoleon, Ohio / Napoleon) in the 5,000-meter run. The senior's time of 19:30.19 earned her second, more than 17 seconds ahead of the third-place finisher.
Junior Mackenzie Meyers (Ashville, Ohio / Teays Valley) had another strong performance in the 3,000-meter run, completing the necessary laps in 10:57.60. Meyers also placed sixth with a run of 3:20.77 in the 1,000-meter run.
Senior Hunter Mouser (London, Ohio / London) collected two top-10 finishes. Her first came in the 200-meter dash with a run of 27.22 seconds, good for eighth. In the 400-meter dash, she improved her place by two, finishing sixth with a run of 1:01.91.
Senior sprinter Niamani Mayes (Cincinnati, Ohio / Walnut Hills) placed third in the 60-meter hurdles with a run of 9.66 seconds and her performance of 9.73 seconds placed sixth in the finals.
Olivia Quinter (Fort Loramie, Ohio / Fort Loramie) also placed inside the top-ten in the 500-meter run with a time of 1:28.80, a new personal record.
Rounding out the Crusaders' top-ten finishers was freshman Blair Bryant (London, Ohio / Madison Plains) in the high jump. The freshman's leap of 1.41 meters earned her tenth in the competition and was a PR.
Capital earned 25 points as a team, placing tenth out of 14 teams.
The squad will head back to Otterbein University next Saturday, Feb. 10 to compete in the All-Ohio Indoor Championships. This will be the third meet of the year so far in Westerville.