Key Wins and PRs Help Women’s Track & Field Finish Second at Muskingum Invite

Pictured: Larkin Joseph (photo credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Sports Photography)
Pictured: Larkin Joseph (photo credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Sports Photography)

By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant

NEW CONCORD, Ohio – Capital University Women's Track & Field placed second on Saturday at the 2019 Muskingum University Invitational with 52.5 points, more than twice the point total of the third-place team. Several Crusaders earned first-place medals while others set new personal records.

In the 100-meter dash, Taylor Manivanh placed first with a sprint of 12.81 seconds. Kayla Sahli placed third with a run of 14.90 seconds. Manivnah also won the long jump with a leap of 5.08 meters.

In the 800-meter race, Larkin Joseph and Kat Lowe took first and second place, respectively with marks of 2:33.16 and 2:38.15. The pair also finished 1-2 in the 1,500-meter race with Joseph finishing in 5:19.87 and Lowe stopping the clock at 5:21.77.

In the 5,000-meter race, Kayleigh Noecker's time of 23:20.20 was good enough for first and Heather Fryman placed second with a time of 24:09.59.

Kaylee Prall finished second in both the 100-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles with times of 17.67 seconds and 1:14.34 with the 100-meter hurdle time representing a personal record.

Kassie Lee placed second in the shot put with a throw of 10.82 meters while Bailey Dixon's throw of 10.40 meters placed her third. Lee also placed second in the hammer throw with a mark of 43.24 meters.

In the heptathlon taking place as part of the All-Ohio Multis, Emily Hilt placed first overall with 4,389 points, a new program record, beating her own mark by nearly 400 points. She currently is ninth in the country in the event. Hilt won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.12 seconds, won the high jump by clearing 1.63 meters, placed third in the shot put by throwing a 9.60-meter throw and was also third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.72 seconds. Her performance in the 100-meter hurdles broke her own school record in the event. On Sunday, her leap of 5.10 meters in the long jump earned her second, her throw of 27.77 meters in the javelin was the best mark of the day and she finished the day with a second-place run of 2:36.41 in the 800-meter race.

 The Crusaders will be back in action next Saturday, April 13 at the All-Ohio Championships hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University.