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The Capital University track and field teams competed at the Joe Banks Invitational on Saturday at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio.
The Crusader men placed fifth with 79 points, 21 points behind fourth-place Otterbein. The women finished sixth with 51 points, just under 10 points behind Huntington. Ohio Northern won on both the men’s and women’s sides.
Seniors Casey Simmons (Beavercreek, Ohio) and Sarah Hanson (Hudson, Ohio) each placed first in individual events. Simmons won the 500-meter run in 1:26.05, while Hanson was the top finisher in the weight throw with a toss of 43-04.50.
Senior Emily Sheets (Gahanna, Ohio) was the runner-up in the shot put with a throw of 34-11.00 and placed third in the high jump with a mark of 5-00.25. Classmate Aimee Hall (Amanda, Ohio) finished third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:03.36.
On the men’s side, senior Joshua Woods (Marysville, Ohio) won the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.93. He was also a part of a pair of top-three relay teams. Woods, freshman Brennen Hennings (Gilbert, Ariz.), sophomore Travon Bodrick (New Albany, Ohio) and freshman Austin Noel (Salem, Ohio) took third in the 4x200-meter relay with a time of 1:33.29. Woods, Hennings and Noel joined freshman Aaron Edeus (Cumming, Ga.) to place second in the 4x400-meter relay in 3:28.84.
Four different student-athletes placed third in their respective individual events, including Hennings in the 400-meter dash (51.94), Edeus in the 500-meter run (1:10.44), freshman Ed Wigton (Lucas, Ohio) in the 1-mile run (4:26.17) and junior Paul Baker (Ashland, Ohio) in the shot put (48-00.75).
The Crusaders return to action Friday at the Ohio Wesleyan Open. On Saturday, Capital heads to Otterbein for the All-Ohio Championships.