M/W Track and Field Hope To Set New Records

M/W Track and Field Hope To Set New Records

The indoor track and field season continues tomorrow as Walsh travels to Edinboro for its first meet in the new year. The Fighting Scots are hosting the Al Hall Invitational and the Cavaliers are looking forward to the event in hopes of breaking more school records.

Between the men's and women's squads, four have already fallen.

On the men's side, the 4x400 relay team set a new mark at the Golden Flash Gala hosted by Kent State. The quartet consisting of Seth Wieland (So., Uniontown, OH/Green), Craig Dougherty (Sr., Clinton, OH/Manchester), Tristan Williams (Fr., Massillon, OH/Perry), and Sherman Kortze (So., Green, OH/CVCA) ran the event in 3:21.25, good for fourth place at the first meet of the season in early December.

The women broke three school records. Katie Mokros (Fr., Massillon, OH/Central Catholic) set two of them in her debut while Kendra Britzman (Jr., Canton, OH/South) provided the other.

Mokros started off by shattering the 60 meter mark with a time of 8.01 in prelims. The old mark of 8.37 was set by Brenna Kirkbride in 2007. Mokros' second record came in the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.25, good for an eighth place finish in the event. Athena Culverhouse set the old mark with a time of 27.04 in 2002.

Britzman set a new record in the weight throw with a distance of 14.26 meters, or 47 ft. 1.5 inches. That broke Sheila Greller's mark of 46 ft. 1 inch set in 2003.