Capital Women’s Track and Field Places Multiple Crusaders In Top-Ten Positions

Pictured: Larkin Joseph (photo credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Sports Photography)
Pictured: Larkin Joseph (photo credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Sports Photography)

By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant

WESTERVILLE, Ohio – Capital University Women's Track & Field competed at the All-Ohio Championships hosted by Otterbein University on Saturday, picking up a host of top-ten finishes.

Capital's highest finish of the day came courtesy of Hannah Westhoven in the 5,000-meter run. Westhoven completed her run in 18:58.54, several seconds ahead of the fifth-place finisher.

Several other Crusaders finished inside the top five in their respective events, including Taylor Manivanh in the 60-meter dash with a finish of 8.09 seconds. Manivanh also placed seventh in the triple jump with a leap of 10.45 meters.

Larkin Joseph finished just tenths of a second outside of a top-five finish in the 800-meter run with a race of 2:20.88.

In the 3,000-meter run, Mackenzie Meyers turned in a performance of 10:43.97, good enough for seventh in the competition, seven seconds ahead of the next finisher. The mark was a new personal record for Meyers and the second-fastest 3k in indoor program history.

Elona Greenhoff placed sixth in the high jump with a leap of 1.57 meters.

Hunter Mouser picked up another top-ten finish in the 200-meter dash to add to her collection this season. With a time of 26.93, Mouser finished just ahead of her competition in a tightly-contested race.

In the 60-meter hurdles, Olivia Quinter stopped the clock at 9.71, earning her a tenth-place finish.

In the pentathlon competition that took place last Sunday, Manivanh placed third and Emily Hilt placed fourth out of eight competitors. Manivanh won the 800-meter portion of the competition with a run of 2:30.53. Hilt placed second in the high jump with a jump of 1.55 meters.

As a team, Capital finished in seventh overall with 34.50 points. The team will be back in action next Friday and Saturday when it hosts the Rick Meindl Last Call Meet in The Capital Center.