By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
WESTERVILLE, Ohio – In the final meet before the Ohio Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships, Capital University Women's Track & Field competed under the lights at the Otterbein University Twilight Invitational on Friday night and placed seventh out of 13 teams with 24 points.
For the first time this season, junior Taylor Manivanh claimed victory in the triple jump with a field-leading mark of 10.57 meters (34-08 ¼). Manivanh's best previous finish in the event this outdoor season was fourth.
Capital nearly got another win in the hammer throw but senior Kassie Lee's best throw of 44.31 meters (145-04) was just tenths of a meter shot and Lee has to settle for second. Lee also placed ninth in the shot put with a heave of 10.12 meters (33-02 ½).
Three Crusaders finished seventh in their events with Bailey Dixon in the discus, Emily Hilt in the javelin and Larkin Joseph in the 400-meter race. Dixon's best attempt traveled 26.69 meters (87-06) and Hilt's heave went 23.70 meters (77-09). Joseph stopped the clock at 1:04.70.
Also competing in the discus, Molly Piard's throw of 21.30 meters (69-10) earned her a ninth-place finish.
In the 800-meter race, Katherine Lowe's time of 2:35.17 slotted her in 12th-place.
With all of their tune-up meets now completed, the Crusaders will compete in the OAC Outdoor Championships next Friday and Saturday, April 26-27. The championships will be hosted by Otterbein.