Manivanh Places in Top-10 in Five Events at All-Ohio Championships

Pictured: Taylor Manivanh (photo credit: Enka Lawson, d3 Photography)
Pictured: Taylor Manivanh (photo credit: Enka Lawson, d3 Photography)

By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant

DELAWARE, Ohio – Capital University Men's track & Field hit the track with 18 other teams from around the state on Saturday at the All-Ohio Championships hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University and turned in a sixth-place finish with 58 points.

Capital received top-five finish after top-five finish from its athletes as 10 events had a Crusader among the top-five.

Taylor Manivanh tied for third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.59 seconds, earning the Crusaders 5.5 points. In the triple jump, Manivanh placed fifth with a best leap of 10.81 meters. And was seventh in the long jump. Manivanh was also part of the third-place 4x100-meter relay team and third-place 4x400-meters relay team. Those two groups finished with times of 50.09 seconds and 4:04.12, respectively.

Senior sprinter Hunter Mouser's 58.98-second performance in the 400-meter dash earned her five points and she also placed eighth in the 200-meter dash with a sprint of 25.90 seconds.

Junior Larkin Joseph was just two seconds off of a personal record in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:19.79 but earned six points with a third-place finish. Both Olivia Quinter and Niamani Mayes qualified for the finals of the 100-meter hurdles and Quinter placed fourth with a final run of 15.80 seconds. Mayes came in seventh with a 22.78-second run.

Distance runner Mackenzie Meyers came in seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and was also two seconds off of a PR as she stopped the clock with a time of 11:55.64.

In the field events, Elona Greenhoff and Emily Hilt placed fourth and eighth in the high jump with leaps of 1.60 meters and 1.55 meters, respectively.

The Crusaders will have less than a week to prepare for their next meet when the team will head back to Otterbein University to compete in the Otterbein Twilight Invitational on Friday, April 20.