By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Capital University Track & Field wrapped up its Ohio Athletic Conference Championships last weekend but there was still work to be done for the Crusaders. A group of Capital runners headed to the Hoosier State on Friday to compete in the Billy Hayes Invitational hosted by Indiana University with the hopes of improving their times and marks.
In the women's hammer throw, junior Kassie Lee continued her standout season by breaking the program's hammer throw record for the third time this season. Lee's best throw of the day came on her third try and traveled 47.59 meters (156-05), almost two full meters better than her previous record.
Junior Emily Hilt also had a record-setting day and bested her own program record in the women's 100-meter hurdles with the first sub-15 second time in program history. Hilt stopped the clock in 14.95 seconds, beating her previous mark by 0.11 seconds. Hilt also achieved a mark of 1.58 meters (5-02 ¼) in the high jump.
Taylor Manivanh competed in the triple jump and narrowly missed out on a personal record by 0.02 meters by leaping 11.25 meters (36-11) in the triple jump.
In the men's 100-meter dash, Noah Meeker finished 19th with a run of 11.27 seconds and Cole Williams set a new personal record by finishing just behind Meeker with a time of 11.54 seconds. Williams also raced in the 400-meter dash and ran a 51.99-second race, another personal record. Corbin Brown also set a personal record by stopping the clock at 52.81 seconds.
In addition to the 100-meter dash, Meeker ran in the 200-meter dash and earned a time of 22.67 seconds.
Jonas Pyle completed the 1,500-meter race in 4:22.24 while Grant Ward registered a 2:03.41 in the 800-meter race.
The Crusaders will be back in action next Friday, May 10 at Baldwin Wallace University to compete in the annual Harrison Dillard Twilight Invitational.