(ALLIANCE, Ohio) – Meredith Fennell started the indoor track and field season on the right foot for Walsh as she raced to a first place finish in the 60 meter hurdles at the Mount Union Toy Drive Invitational. She was the only Cavalier to win an event, but plenty of others had strong performances on the day.
Kaitlyn Barber pulled in a second place finish in the pole vault with a height of 3.60 meters. She finished just a tenth of a meter behind former Walsh All-American Stephanie Foster who was competing unattached. Barber also ran in the 500 meter dash and placed third with a time of 1:23.11.
She wasn't done as Barber was the second leg of the second place 4x400 team. Lauren Bower, Karley Dougherty, and Margaret Liberatore joined her and helped the team clock in at 4:15.57.
In the field events, Kendra Zbinovec started off the season with second and third place finishes, respectively, in the shot put and weight throw. She threw the shot put 13.54 meters and had a distance of 14.57 in the weight throw. Both were school records with the shot put clearing the NCAA Division II provisional mark.
Meredith Fennell also finished third in the long jump with a distance of 5.17 meters.
Some athletes also participated in Youngstown State's Icebreaker event. Catie Campbell placed second in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 17:30.06 as she just missed the provisional mark of 17:28.78. Her mark did set a new school record that was set by Wendi Schrock in 1994.
Walsh will take the rest of the month off and return to action in January.