By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
DELAWARE, Ohio – Capital University Men's track & Field hit the track with 18 other teams from around the state on Saturday at the All-Ohio Championships hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University and turned in a sixth-place finish with 58 points.
Capital received top-five finish after top-five finish from its athletes as 10 events had a Crusader among the top-five.
Taylor Manivanh tied for third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.59 seconds, earning the Crusaders 5.5 points. In the triple jump, Manivanh placed fifth with a best leap of 10.81 meters. And was seventh in the long jump. Manivanh was also part of the third-place 4x100-meter relay team and third-place 4x400-meters relay team. Those two groups finished with times of 50.09 seconds and 4:04.12, respectively.
Senior sprinter Hunter Mouser's 58.98-second performance in the 400-meter dash earned her five points and she also placed eighth in the 200-meter dash with a sprint of 25.90 seconds.
Junior Larkin Joseph was just two seconds off of a personal record in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:19.79 but earned six points with a third-place finish. Both Olivia Quinter and Niamani Mayes qualified for the finals of the 100-meter hurdles and Quinter placed fourth with a final run of 15.80 seconds. Mayes came in seventh with a 22.78-second run.
Distance runner Mackenzie Meyers came in seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and was also two seconds off of a PR as she stopped the clock with a time of 11:55.64.
The Crusaders will have less than a week to prepare for their next meet when the team will head back to Otterbein University to compete in the Otterbein Twilight Invitational on Friday, April 20.