Field Events Shine at Joe Banks Invitational

Photo by Steve Runyon
Photo by Steve Runyon

ADA, Ohio – The Capital University women's track and field competed in the Joe Banks Invitational held at the Ohio Northern University Sports Center on Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders had an 11th-place finish in a field of 15 teams.

Junior Ashley Freshkorn (Columbus, Ohio/Hamilton Township) threw her way to a pair of top five performances. She registered a third-place finish in the weight throw, reaching 13.89 meters (45-07) and a fifth-place finish in the shot put with a toss of 11.72 meters (38-0.5).

Sophomore Amber Thomas (Cleveland, Ohio) led the Crusaders in shot put with a personal best throw of 12.06 meters (39-0.7) good enough for fourth place.

Freshman Elona Greenhoff (Eastlake, Ohio) is a fresh face to the Crusaders this year she is climbing up the ranks of high jump. On Saturday, she captured sixth place in that event with a mark of 1.51 meters (4-11.50).

Capital also featured a pair of 10th-place finishers in the 1,000-meter run and the women's long jump. Freshman Isabelle Prince (Columbia, Md./Atholton) tallied a 4.55-meter (14 -11.25) leap in the long jump. Freshman Sami Koester (Grandview Heights, Ohio/Jonathan Alder) finished her run in the 1,000 meters in 3:24.67, a new personal mark.

Freshman Larkin Joseph (New Philadelphia, Ohio) pulled through a tough race in the 400-meter dash, and was the first Crusader to cross the finish line with a time of 1:02.74. Her run was good for a 13th-place finish.

The host of the meet Ohio Northern took first with 154 team points, followed by Otterbein University with 122 points taking second, and rounding out the top three teams was Heidelberg University with 91 points.

The next time you can catch the Crusaders will be at the All-Ohio meet at the Rike Center in Westerville, Ohio on Saturday, Feb. 13.