By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
WESTERVILLE, Ohio – Competing under the lights at Memorial Stadium, Capital University Women's Track & Field took part in the Otterbein Twilight Invitational on Friday hosted by Otterbein University, the team's final meet before the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships.
The Crusaders had their most success in the high jump, where both Emily Hilt and Elona Greenhoff placed in the top-three. Hilt's best jump of 1.58 meters placed her second and Greenhoff finished third by clearing 1.58 meters as well.
Senior sprinter Hunter Mouser also earned a third-place finish in the 200-meter dash with a sprint of 25.80 seconds to secure six points. Mouser's run of 12.70 seconds in the 100-meter dash was good enough for fifth-place and four points. Her performance in the 100-meter race was a new personal record and her time in the 200-meter is her best of the season.
In the 100-meter hurdles, junior Niamani Mayes crossed the finish line in fifth with a time of 16.21 seconds and Hilt placed eighth with a 23.04-second run. Hilt's time represented a new personal record. Mayes got another top-10 finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.80 seconds.
In the hammer throw, sophomore Kassie Lee set a personal record on her sixth and final throw of the day, a toss of 44.11 meters that beat her previous best by almost three meters and earned her sixth-place. It was also the second-best throw in program history.
In all, Capital combined for 31.5 points and a 10th-place team finish.
The Crusaders now have a week to prepare for the OAC Outdoor Championships hosted by Ohio Northern University April 27-28.