(TIFFIN, Ohio) – After the first day of the GLIAC Indoor Track & Field Championships, Walsh sits in fifth place in the women's standings with 17 points. Grand Valley State currently leads the field with 73 points. Hillsdale is second with 38, Ashland sits in third with 34, and Findlay is a point ahead of the Cavaliers to round out the top five.
Kaitlyn Barber was the top placer for the Cavaliers as she finished third in the pole vault. Her best vault measured in at 3.81 meters. That is what second place Skylar Schoen of Grand Valley cleared, but Schoen did so without any faults in her previous attempts at lower heights.
Meredith Fennell placed fourth in the pentathlon with a provisional mark of 3,462. The total broke her own school record of 3,119 which she set last year in the GLIAC championships. Fennell won the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.89 for 933 points. She also placed second in the shot put portion with a throw of 10.81 meters.
The women's distance medley relay also finished in fourth place with a provisional mark and new school record time of 12:08.92. The team consisted of Tori Reeves, Barber, Jetaiya Smith, and Sarah Berger. The previous record was also set last year in the GLIAC Championships.
The Cavaliers will resume and conclude the GLIAC Championships tomorrow.