Crusaders Take First in Five Events at Final Home Meet

Pictured: Larkin Joseph and Julia Dziewisz
Pictured: Larkin Joseph and Julia Dziewisz

By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Capital University Women's Track & Field enjoyed hosting the Rick Meindl Last Call on Friday night as the Crusaders picked up wins in six events and placed third out of eight teams with 88 points.

In the 800-meter run, freshman Julia Dziewisz picked up the first win of her young career with a personal record of 2:33.94. Teammate Larkin Joseph finished just behind Dziewisz with a run of 2:36. 68.

The Crusaders earned another win in the 3,000-meter run, this one courtesy of Mackenzie Meyers. The senior completed her 15 laps around the track in 11:27.22, almost 20 seconds faster than the second-place runner.

Capital's third win of the day came in the 60-meter hurdles. After placing second in the prelims, Emily Hilt improved her time in the finals to claim victory with a time of 9.47 seconds, the third-fastest time in program history. Hilt's second win came in the long jump where she set a personal record with a leap of 5.12 meters.

Not to be outdone in the jumping events, Taylor Manivanh took first in the triple jump with a mark of 10.69 meters on her fourth attempt of the event.

Thrower Kassie Lee continued her impressive season with another top-five finish in the shot put. The senior recorded a throw of 11.47 meters to claim fourth. She also placed fourth in the shot put with a heave of 11.47 meters.

The Crusaders have now done all they can before the Ohio Athletic Conference Indoor Championships next Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23. The championships will be hosted by Ohio Northern University.