By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Athletic Conference announced its latest round of weekly awards on Monday with Emily Hilt of Capital University Women's Track & Field earning Field Athlete of the Week honors.
The junior from Delaware, Ohio competed in the All-Ohio Championships Multis at Muskingum University on Saturday and Sunday in the heptathlon. Not only did Hilt compete but she dominated the competition and broke her own program record with 4,389 total points.
Hilt took an early lead in the competition by placing first in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.12 seconds, a mark that also broke her own program record, and earning 826 points. She then followed that up with another first-place finish, this time in the high jump. Hilt earned 771 points by clearing 1.63 meters.
In the shot put, the junior produced a third-place throw of 9.60 meters to garner 503 points and she finished Saturday's competition in the 200-meter dash, stopping the clock at 27.72 seconds in third place for 653 points.
On Sunday, Hilt's second-place lead of 5.10 meters in the long jump earned her 587 points before she got back to her winning ways and took first in the javelin throw with a mark of 27.77 meters to take 434 points. She completed the seven-event challenge by finishing second in the800-meter race with a time of 2:23.39. That performance earned her 615 points as she clinched the overall win after leading from wire to wire.
Hilt and the Crusaders will compete in the rest of the All-Ohio Championships this upcoming weekend on Saturday, April 13 at Ohio Wesleyan University.