Women Sixth After First Full Day at GLIAC Championships

Women Sixth After First Full Day at GLIAC Championships

(ALLENDALE, Mich.) – After the first full day of competition at the GLIAC Track & Field Outdoor Championships, Walsh sits in sixth place with 19 points heading into the final day. Grand Valley State currently leads the field with 33.5 points. Hillsdale sits in second with 30.

The women's track team started off the championships with Meredith Fennell finishing second in the heptathlon with a score of 4,502. She won the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 14.26 and the long jump with a distance of 5.45 meters. She also finished second in the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.18.

All-American Sarah Berger finished second in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 10:15.20. Maggie Kroll was eighth in the same event with a time of 11:58.76 to earn another point for the Cavaliers.

In the field events, fellow All-American Kaitlyn Barber finished second in the pole vault as she cleared 3.74 meters. She passed on all the heights up until that point, but was able to clear the mark on her first attempt.

Danielle Buzzacco finished seventh in the javelin with a throw of 34.13 meters. She saved the best for last as she nailed the throw on her final attempt.

Many Cavaliers competed in prelims today and did well enough to advance to the finals in their respective events tomorrow.

Berger had the second best time in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 4:35.44.

The 4x100 meter relay team consisting of Fennell, Rachel Kotoch, Katie Mokros, and Lien Torfs finished fifth with a time of 47.68 and was third in their heat.

Fennell was fifth in the 100 meter hurdles prelim with a time of 14.57.

Mokros was advanced the finals in the 100 meter dash as she won her heat with a time of 12.12.

Lehotay advanced in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:13.65.