Women Take Second at Capital Challenge

Photo by Steve Runyon
Photo by Steve Runyon

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Friday evening, the Crusaders hosted their season opener right inside The Capital Center. With highlights and plenty of personal records, Capital Women's Track and Field is off to a great start after taking second place at the Capital Challenge.

The distance crew held their own as the junior pair of Alexandra Corrigan (Burton, Ohio) 6:12.01 and Gretchen Sauder (Mansfield, Ohio) 12:29.49 came in second and third, respectively, in the 3,000-meter run.

Freshman Larkin Joseph (New Philadelphia, Ohio) made her season debut picking up fourth place in the one-mile with a time of 6:12.01, and gaining some points for the Crusaders.

Women's field event performers were a force to be reckoned with. Starting off was junior Jordan Lyle (Sunbury, Ohio) with a first-place finish with a mark of 3.23 meter (10.6 feet). Junior Taylor Atkins (Bethel, Ohio) had an amazing night with a first-place finish in high jump at 1.58m (5.2ft), while also taking second in women's long jump with a mark of 4.63m (15.2ft).

Junior Ashley Freshkorn (Columbus, Ohio / Hamilton Township) had a first-place throw of 13.56m (44.5 ft) in the weight throw. Taking second and third, respectively, were a pair of sophomores in Chelsea Carpenter (Cincinnati, Ohio) with a toss of 11.39m (37.4 ft), and Amber Thomas (Cleveland, Ohio) at 11.25m (37 ft).

Ursuline College (119) took first place, while Capital University nipped at their heels with 117 points and took second place. Alderson Broaddus (99) rounded out the top three teams.

 The next time you can catch Capital is at the Otterbein Invitational held at the Rike Center (Westerville, Ohio) on Saturday, Jan.16.