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The women’s 4x400-meter relay team broke its own three-day old school record to highlight the Capital University track & field team’s performance at the two-day Ron Althoff Invitational at Ohio Wesleyan.
Seniors Kwesi Seabrook (Dayton, Ohio), Sarah Trick (Tipp City, Ohio), junior Aimee Hall (Amanda, Ohio) and sophomore Caitlin Prange (Columbus, Ohio) ran the relay in 3:53.88 to beat their mark of 3:53.99 set Friday at the Louisville Cardinal Twilight. The new record was also good for first place.
Other women competing individually at the meet included Trick, juniors Casey Simmons, Becca Muntean and Emily Sheets. Trick placed fifth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:16.89, while Simmons (Beavercreek, Ohio) ran the 400-meter dash in 1:02.05, good for fifth place. Muntean (Youngstown, Ohio) finished seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (12:24.93) and Sheets (Gahanna, Ohio) placed eighth in the high jump (5-00.25) and seventh in the discus (128-00).
The men placed at least one competitor in the top four in seven events they competed in.
Junior Josh Woods (Maryville, Ohio) finished second in the long jump (22-02.25), fourth in the triple jump (44-04.00) and fourth in the 200-meter dash (22.10) to lead individuals. Woods also helped the 4x100-meter relay team place second with a mark of 42.35, running along with sophomore Andrew Appelt (Canal Winchester, Ohio), Corey Easley and senior Troy Spiker (Rootstown, Ohio).
Junior Bret Nehrenz (Seville, Ohio) and senior Alex Moore (Hilliard, Ohio) placed first and second, respectively, in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Nehrenz finished in 10:16.21, while Moore crossed the line at the 10:20.88 mark.
Freshman Travon Bodrick (New Albany, Ohio) and junior Erik Barenwald (Bainbridge, Ohio) each finished third in their respective events. Bodrick scored a 44-07.50 in the triple jump, while Barenwald posted a mark of 47-03.50 in the shot put. Barenwald also recorded a sixth-place finish in the discus (146-11).
Junior Benjamin Herbert (Bainbridge Township, Ohio) rounded out Capital competitors with a fourth-place finish in the 800-meter run (1:56.62).
The Crusaders compete next on Thursday and Friday in the Gregory Invitational at North Central College in Naperville, Ill. The two-day meet represents the final chance to register nationally qualifying marks for next week’s NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships in Claremont, Calif.