NORTH CANTON, Ohio – The Walsh track and field teams competed at Grand Valley State and Oberlin this weekend and had some solid performances between the two venues.
"We are definitely excited with the performances this weekend," said head coach Rob Mizicko.
At Grand Valley State, Andra Lehotay finished sixth in the 800-meter run with a NCAA D2 provisional time of 2:10.61. That was the second-best time in the G-MAC this indoor season.
On the field end at Oberlin, the women's team swept the top four in shot put and the top five in the weight throw.
Marissa Mallory won the shot put event with a top throw of 13.36 meters. Ndidiamaka Anaraodo was second after throwing 12.69 meters. Paige Groves (11.07 meters) and Marley Manigault (11.06 meters) rounded out the Walsh quartet in the standings.
Olivia King hit the second-best weight throw of 16.62 meters (54'6.25"), finishing first. Malia Turley finished second with a 16.44-meter toss. Mariah Porter was slotted third with a 15.35-meter throw. Payton Breehl (14.46m) and Annie Fahey (14.36m) were fourth and fifth, respectively.
The women's distance medley relay team of Alexa Leppelmeier, Jetaiya Smith, Megan Soehnlen, and Andra Lehotay finished fourth. They ran a D2 provisional mark of 11:43.70, the sixth fastest run of the year, and they cut 19 seconds off their best time.
The teams will compete at the Kent State Tuneup next Saturday (Feb. 16).