Hilt and Manivanh Place Third in Their Respective Events on Second Day of OAC Championships

Pictured: Emily Hilt (photo credit: Madi O'Neill)
Pictured: Emily Hilt (photo credit: Madi O'Neill)

By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant

WESTERVILLE, Ohio – Capital University Women's Track & Field concluded the 2019 Ohio Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday and added 28 points to the team's total from Friday to finish in sixth place with 44 points.

Emily Hilt earned her second All-OAC nod of the championships with a third-place finish in the high jump. The junior cleared 1.62 meters on her second attempt at that height but then could not clear the next bar to settle for third. After qualifying for the 100-meter hurdles finals with a time of 15.25 seconds on Friday, Hilt placed fifth in the event on Saturday by running a 15.06-second race and breaking her own school record of 15.12 seconds.

Taylor Manivanh also secured an All-OAC place in the triple jump with a third-place mark of 11.15 meters (36-07). Manivanh achieved the distance on her first of six attempts.

Thrower Kassie Lee narrowly missed out on an All-OAC spot of her own by placing fourth in the hammer throw. Lee's longest heave of the day traveled 45.79 meters (150-02) which also broke the school record she already owned by 0.24 meters. Lee also finished seventh in the shot put while teammate Bailey Dixon placed 22nd in the event.

In the 4x100-meter relay, the team of Kaylee Prall, Manivanh, Larkin Joseph and Hilt placed fifth with a time of 51.37 seconds. The 4x400-meter relay team comprised of Prall, Joseph, Katherine Lowe and Meghan Leeth combined to finish in 4:25.38 in eighth place.

In the 800-meter race, Joseph turned in a run of 2:27.59 and finished 14th in the event.

The Crusaders will look to improve their marks next Friday, May 3 at the Ohio University Open.