Montgomery Wins Discus, Berger Breaks Record

Montgomery Wins Discus, Berger Breaks Record

(ALLIANCE, Ohio) - The Walsh women's track and field team put up some impressive results on the second day of the John Homon Open hosted by Mount Union this weekend. Shannon Montgomery (Jr., Newton Falls, OH/HS) was the lone first place winner on the day as she won the discus with a distance of 41.03 meters, or 134 feet, 7 inches.

Many athletes turned in second place finishes, but none made more of a mark than Sarah Berger's (Fr., Wadsworth, OH/HS) 800 meter run. Berger finished the event with a time of 2:16.82. It was good enough to get her second place, but it also broke a 12-year-old school record. The previous best was set by Cara Klein in 2003 as she ran a 2:17.05.

The Cavs also finished second in the 4x100 meter relay, 400 meter dash, 1,500 meter run, and shot put. The 4x100 meter relay team of Erin Peskura (Jr., Strongsville, OH/HS), Meredith Fennell (Fr., Canal Fulton, OH/Northwest), Katie Mokros (Fr., Massillon, OH/Central Catholic), and Hannah Luke (Fr., Massillon, OH/Perry) finished second with a time of 49.52. Victoria Reeves (Fr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) finished second in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 4:55.84. Kendra Zbinovec (So., Lyndhurst, OH/NDCL) was second in the shot put with a distance of 12.22 meters, or 40 feet, 1.25 inches.

Mikayla Dearing (So., Navarre, OH/Perry) finished second in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:00.58. Kaitlyn Barber (Fr., Toledo, OH/Whitmer) followed in third place with a time of 1:00.84, Margaret Liberatore (So., Concord, OH/Riverside) finished fourth with a time of 1:02.14, and Karley Dougherty (Fr., Clinton, OH/Manchester) was fifth with a time of 1:02.48. Mokros finished second in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.44 and 200 meter dash with a time of 26.62.

Fennell finished third in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 15.46. She was also third in the long jump with a distance of 5.07 meters, or 16 feet, 7.75 inches.

Walsh returns to action in a couple of events next Saturday. The Cavs will travel to both the Bison Classic hosted by Bucknell and the Westminster Invitational in New Wilmington, Pa.