By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Capital University Women's Track & Field picked up a win as the host of the Rick Meindl Last Call on Friday night and did the same thing on Saturday while a host of other Crusaders improved on their career-best marks.
En route to Capital's lone win of the day, junior runner Larkin Joseph ran a personal-best 3:11.78 in the women's 1,000-meter race, earning her the victory by almost three seconds.
Capital came close to a second win on the day in the mile run, with Hannah Westhoven placing second. Although it was not a win, the senior set a new personal record time of 5:24.29. Alaina Miller ran the mile as well, setting a new PR of 6:13.90 and placing 13th.
Senior Hunter Mouser earned two third-place finishes, one in the 200-meter dash and one in the 400. Mouser ran a personal-best 200 in 26.53 seconds and completed the 400 in 1:00.71. Abbey Bodeker competed in the 200- and 400-meter races as well, placing 15th in the 400 with a run of 1:08.54 and 16th in the 200 with a 29.88-seconds sprint.
A trio of Capital competitors took place in the shot put, with Gracie Pesicka placing seventh to pace the group. Her throw of 11.28 meters is a personal best. Kassie Lee placed 11th in the event with a throw of 10.40 meters and Molly Piard recorded a throw of 7.30 meters, a new personal record.
The Crusaders that have qualified for the Ohio Athletic Conference Indoor Championships will compete in the event next week when it comes to The Capital Center on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24.