(HILLSDALE, Mich.) – The 2015 GLIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships went into full swing at Hillsdale College today, and while most events held preliminary rounds, some finals were decided. The Cavaliers scored eight points in the pole vault and heptathlon and qualified for the finals in three other events.
Kaitlyn Barber (Fr., Toledo, OH/Whitmer) matched her indoor conference placement with a fourth place finish in the pole vault. Her best height was 3.58 meters, or 11 feet 9 inches, to score five points for Walsh. She equaled Grand Valley's Alexandra Kitz's height for third, but Kitz didn't need as many attempts to secure third.
Meredith Fennell (Fr., Canal Fulton, OH/Northwest) finished the heptathlon in sixth to tally three points for Walsh. She finished the seven events with 4,159 points, four points better than the seventh place finisher. Her best finish in the seven events was second in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 14.76.
Katie Mokros (Fr., Massillon, OH/Central Catholic) qualified for the finals on Friday in the 100 meter dash. She ran the prelims in 12.19 to set a new school record for Walsh.
Sarah Berger (Fr., Wadsworth, OH/HS) also qualified for the 1,500 meter run finals as she finished sixth in the preliminary heats with a time of 4:43.53.
The 4x100 meter relay team ran fast enough to compete another day as they finished eighth in the prelims with a time of 48.96.
The GLIAC Championships will conclude tomorrow.