By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
DELAWARE, Ohio – Capital University Track & Field sent a handful of athletes out to the Great Lakes Final Qualifying Meet, hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University, on Thursday, May 17. A few Crusaders saw times or marks improve as the national championship looms nearer.
Sophomore Taylor Manivanh (Grove City, Ohio/Central Crossing) improved her mark in the triple jump that ranks her second in Capital's all-time outdoor history after setting a new personal best. Her best leap was measured at 11.27 meters (36-11.75), eclipsing her previous best by 0.06 meters.
Senior Hunter Mouser (London, Ohio/London) placed fifth out of eight in the 100-meter dash, narrowly missing her personal record (12.70) after running a 12.76-second finals race. She also garnered a runner-up placement in the 200 meters after finishing the event in 25.84 seconds, 0.15 seconds short of her PR.
Junior Larkin Joseph (New Philadelphia, Ohio/New Philadelphia) placed second in the 800-meter run (2:19.32).
Freshman Noah Meeker (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty) had a busy day after improving his 100-meter dash PR and placed third in the 200-meter dash. Meeker clocked in his 100-meter time at 11.14 seconds while his podium finish in the 200 was timed at 22.52 seconds. He also participated in the long jump (5.66m), placing 11th.
Senior Jason Coon (Bernville, Pa./Schuylkill Valley) placed first in the shot put with a throw of 16.43 meters (53-11.00) while teammate Josh Miller (Botkins, Ohio/Botkins) placed fifth in the same event with a best toss of 15.21 meters (49-11.00). Coon currently places 13th nationally in the shot put heading into the final weekend prior to Nationals.
Senior Logan Allison (Gallipolis, Ohio/Gallia Academy) was the highest placer in the long jump behind a leap of 13.92 meters (45-8) but fell short of improving his season-best time.
An announcement on NCAA qualifications will be made at a later time.