By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Capital University Women's Track and Field closed out day one of the 2018 OAC Indoor Championships with an eighth-place finish out of nine teams. They will return for a big day of action tomorrow morning after multiple Crusaders qualified for Saturday action.
Taylor Manivanh (Grove City, Ohio/Central Crossing) served as the first women's point-getter of the meet after she placed fifth in the long jump behind a leap of 5.39 meters (17-8 ¼). Her placement scored Capital four points toward the team's standings.
Kassie Lee (Piqua, Ohio/Lehman Catholic) shared eighth place in the weight throw after putting forth a personal best in the event. Her farthest toss measured in at 13.75 meters (45-1 ½), and scored Cap one-half of a point with the tie.
Manivanh qualified for the 60-meter dash final after crossing the line in eight seconds flat, good for sixth in her preliminary race.
Niamani Mayes (Cincinnati, Ohio/Walnut Hills) served as Cap's top finisher in the 60-meter hurdles prelim race. She timed out at 9.63 seconds for fifth place, solidifying her spot in Saturday's finals.
In the 500-meter dash, senior Hunter Mouser (London, Ohio/London) placed fifth with a time of 59.95 seconds to qualify for tomorrow's finals.
Three more points came from Capital's distance medley relay team of Larkin Joseph (New Philadelphia, Ohio/New Philadelphia), Olivia Quinter (Fort Loramie, Ohio/For Loramie), Alaina Miller (Baltimore, Ohio/Liberty Union Thurston) and Mackenzie Meyers (Ashville, Ohio/Teays Valley). Together, the foursome placed sixth with a time of 13:15.12.
Action will resume at The Capital Center on Saturday morning with field events commencing at 10 a.m. The first events will be the men's triple jump, women's shot put and women's high jump. Running events will begin at 2 p.m.
Visit the official OAC Championship home page for results, new meet program and links to more information regarding the meet.