Cavs Perform Well In Last Chance Meets

Cavs Perform Well In Last Chance Meets

(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – The Walsh track & field team made the most of its last chance meets this past weekend with various Cavaliers setting new records and improving spots in the national standings.

On the women's side, Kendra Zbinovec made the biggest jump as she cleared 14 meters in the shot put, while All-Americans Kaitlyn Barber and Sarah Berger both set new marks in their events.

Zbinovec competed in a couple events over the course of the week, but her throws at Davenport highlighted her events. That's where she hit a mark of 14.18 meters in the shot put. That result moved her up to No. 32 in the nation and set a new school record.

Barber automatically qualified for nationals in the pole vault as she cleared 4.00 meters at Baldwin Wallace's Harrison Dillard Twilight. She won the event after clearing 3.86 meters on her second attempt of the day before she passed up to 4.00 meters. Barber cleared the mark on her third and final attempt.

Berger was close to an auto mark in the 800 meter at Allegheny's Gator Invitational, but the four-time All-American still finished in a provo time of 2:08.53. That time puts her at No. 10 in the nation. She easily won the event by over a second, and broke her own facility record of 2:11.06.

Fellow All-American Andra Lehotay also competed in the event and finished with a time of 2:11.03. She still sits at No. 35 overall in the nation in the event.

On the men's side, All-American Marcus Myer had one of the best throws out of anyone in the nation in the hammer. He easily won the event with a throw of 64.24 meters. That mark puts him at No. 4 in the nation going into the national championships next week.

James Miller made a jump in the shot put at Hillsdale. He threw 16.76 meters, 55 feet even, to finish second. It set a new PR, cleared the provo mark, and puts him at No. 28 in the nation.

The Cavaliers will now wait and see who qualifies for the national championships which start on Thursday, May 25.