By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Capital University Women's Track & Field began its outdoor season at the Pioneer Invitational hosted by Transylvania University (Ky.) on Friday and Saturday and placed seventh out of 16 teams with 42 points.
Capital's best performer of the two-day meet was junior Emily Hilt who earned 16 points for the team. Ten of those points came via a win in the 100-meter hurdles as she crossed the finish line in 15.52 seconds. Hilt also placed third in the high jump by clearing 1.60 meters.
The Crusaders nearly picked up another win in the 800-meter race as Larkin Joseph finished one second behind the event winner in second with a time of 2:28.45. Olivia Maxwell also finished 13th in the event.
In the hammer throw, junior Kassie Lee's launch of 43.82 meters on her third attempt earned her third.
Taylor Manivanh did her part for the team as well with a fourth-place finish in the triple jump. Her first attempt resulted in a mark of 10.41 meters but her second went for 10.57 meters, her best mark in the event. In the 100-meter dash, Manivanh placed sixth with a sprint of 13.15 seconds.
The 4 x 400-meter relay team of Joseph, Hilt, Olivia Quinter and Maxwell combined for a time of 4:29.73 and a seventh-place finish.
The Crusaders will be back in action a little closer to home next Saturday, March 30 when the team heads to Otterbein University to compete in the Otterbein April Fools Invitational.