(ALLIANCE, Ohio) – The No. 7 Walsh women's track & field team had numerous placers fill up the result sheet at Mount Union's Jim Wuske Invitational on Saturday.
In field events, the day started off great with five Cavaliers placing in the weight throw. Malia Turley won the event with a throw of 14.8 meters on her second attempt. Payton Breehl finished third with a throw of 14.1 meters. Annie Fahey was fourth at 13.99 meters. Liza Yoder came in sixth after a throw of 12.86 meters. Paige Groves finished seventh at 11.87 meters.
Also in the throws, Morrisa Mallory won the shot put with a throw of 13.16 meters on her first attempt. Groves was third in the same event with a throw of 11.79 meters.
Kaitlyn Barber easily won the pole vault as she cleared 3.96 meters on her first attempt. Only two others were able to clear 3.56 meters with neither making 3.66.
In the high jump, Christine Fiegl placed third with a best of 1.51 meters which came on her second attempt. She also placed second later in the day in the triple jump with a distance of 10.28 meters on her second attempt.
On the track, Jetaiya Smith won the 400 meter dash by over a second with a time of 59.44. Katie Mokros won the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.83. Megan Soehnlen cruised to a victory in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:20.71 which ended up beeing a new meet record.
In the 3,000 meter run, Alexa Leppelmeier placed second with a time of 10:31.39. She was edged out by Allegheny's Jesse Margraf by just .17 for first place.
The 800 meter relay team of Raquel Jones, Rachael Kotoch, Gracey Radwany, and Alexandra Rodgers finished second with a time of 1:50.1. Walsh also placed second in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 4:15.08.
Bre Bakan placed second in the mile run with a time of 5:24.47. Caitlyn Hadley was sixth in the same event with a time of 5:34.75.
Rodgers was third in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 9.65 seconds. Jones was seventh with a time of 10.51 seconds. Jones placed sixth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.07. Kotoch was eighth in the same event at 27.55.
Walsh will return to action at a pair of meets next weekend with athletes heading to the Grand Valley Big Meet and the Kent State Elite Invite.