Six School Records Fall as Cavs Finish Third at SPIRE

Six School Records Fall as Cavs Finish Third at SPIRE

(GENEVA, Ohio) – Walsh capped off an impressive weekend at the SPIRE Institute with numerous records broken and a third place finish in the NCAA Division II Team Challenge. The Cavaliers finished with 94.5 points. Winston-Salem State ran away from the competition with 165 points. Tiffin was the runner-up with 107 points.

In terms of records, the Cavs broke six school records on the day and seven for the weekend.

Sarah Berger (Fr., Wadsworth, OH/HS) once again set the mark in the mile with a time of 5:04.27, which topped her old time of 5:06.27. The result earned her a first place finish by over two seconds.

Kaitlin Barber continued her impressive first season as she won the pole vault. Barber matched her results last week with a height of 3.55 meters to hit the NCAA provisional mark once again.

Barber and Berger teamed up with Karley Dougerty (Fr., Clinton, OH/Manchester) and Mikayla Dearing (So., Navarre, OH/Perry) in the 4x400 meter relay to set a new school mark with a time of 4:02.77. That bested the five-year-old mark of 4:03.11 set by the team of Martter, Adams, Martin, and Swarny.

Meredith Fennell (Fr., Canal Fulton, OH/Northwest) followed the record-breaking suit in the 60 meter hurdles. She placed second in the event with a time of 9.13, but her prelim time of 9.09 broke her old school mark of 9.16.

Not to be outdone in the record breaking was Katie Mokros (Massillon, OH/Central Catholic). The freshman re-broke three of her school records. She did so twice in the 60 meter dash and once in the 200 meter prelims. Her time in the 60 prelims was 8.02 and she bested that in the finals at 8.01, good for eighth place. In the 200 meter dash prelims, she ran 25.83 and finished seventh.

The Cavs will hit the track again in two weeks just up the road at the Kent State Tune-Up.