Hilt’s Long Jump Title Highlights First Day at OAC Outdoor Championships for Women’s Track & Field

Pictured: Emily Hilt (photo credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Sports Photography)
Pictured: Emily Hilt (photo credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Sports Photography)

By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant

WESTERVILLE, Ohio – The 2019 Ohio Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships kicked off on Friday at Otterbein University with seven scored events. After those seven events, Capital University Women's Track & Field sits in sixth place with 16 points.

Ten of those points came from Emily Hilt in the long jump where the junior claimed her first OAC title with a leap of 5.30 (17-04 ¾ ) meters to lead the 21-person field. Hilt's winning mark came on her fourth attempt and was a personal record by 0.20 meters. Hilt also qualified for the finals of the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.25 seconds and placed 13th in the javelin throw with a launch of 26.24 meters (86-01).

Also in the long jump, junior Taylor Manivanh placed fifth with a jump of 5.10 meters (16-08 ¾) on her sixth and final try. Manivanh placed 10th in the 100-meter dash prelims with a time of 12.80 seconds, not fast enough to qualify for Saturday's finals.

Capital's 4x800-meter relay team of Kaylee Prall, Katherine Lowe, Kayleigh Noecker and Larkin Joseph combined for a time of 11:14.16 to finish seventh.

Freshman Bailey Dixon's throw of 26.85 meters (88-01) in the discus placed her 23rd.

Also in the 100-meter hurdles, Prall, Meghan Leeth and Claire Dollison placed 18th, 20th and 21st, respectively and none qualified for the finals.

The championships will resume at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday with the women's shot put and men's hammer throw. Running events will begin at 3 p.m.