(NEW CONCORD, Ohio) – The Walsh women's track & field team had an impressive day to start the outdoor season as they participated in both the Amy Adams Invitational and the Raleigh Relays Friday. The Cavaliers easily won the scored Invitational hosted by Muskingum with 231 points while Sarah Berger placed 12th overall in her event in Raleigh.
Rio Grande was second at Muskingum with 150 points. Malone was third with 130.
Berger highlighted the Raleigh Relays with a 12th place finish in the 1,500 meter run. The All-American completed the race in 4:29.19 to reach a new school record, PR, and hit the provisional mark.
The majority of the team was at Muskingum where the Cavaliers dominated the competition.
Katie Mokros and Malia Turley finished second and third in the 100 meter dash with times of 13.16 and 13.51, respectively. Kaitlyn Barber finished second in the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.89. Emily Joyce also placed in the event with a time of 28.41.
The Cavs dominated the 800 meter run with four of the top five places. Jetaiya Smith captured first with a time of 2:23.00 while Tori Reeves was a split-second behind her with a time of 2:23.42. Margaret Liberatore finished with a time of 2:27.61 to finish fourth. Maggie Kroll was fifth in the event with a time of 2:28.76.
Reeves finished first in the 1,500 meter run as she clocked in with a time of 4:48.66 for 10 points. Kroll was seventh with a time of 5:09.97.
The 5K was also dominated by the Cavaliers as all but one place went to the Maroon and Gold. Sarah Torok won the event with a time of 18:35.57. Alyssa Anderson was runner-up with a time of 19:03.09. Amanda Vincent, Erin Housley, Annie Zaremba, Jamie Chovan, and Katelyn Luther finished fourth through eighth, respectively.
The Cavaliers also did well in the relays with first place finishes in both the 4x400 and the 4x100. The team of Bower, Fennell, Mokros and Turley won the 4x100 with a time of 50.18 while the quartet of Barber, Emily Joyce, Liberatore, and Smith ran the 4x400 in 4:03.69 for a new meet record.
In the field event, Barber started the outdoor season off right with a win in the pole vault. The All-American finished with a height of 3.5 meters. Evan Haney finished third in the high jump with a best height of 1.45 meters, .1 meters from the first place winner. Hannah Grace finished second in the triple jump with a distance of 9.98 meters.
In the throws, Shannon Montgomery won the discus with a distance of 41.33 meters. Kendra Zbinovec was third in the event with a distance of 37.67 meters. Payton Breehl was fifth with a distance of 31.89 meters. Montgomery was also second in the hammer with a distance of 42.04 meters. Breehl was fifth at 39.19 meters. Olivia King was sixth at 36.72 meters.
Walsh will compete again tomorrow in the 4x800 at the Raleigh Relays. The next full team competition will be at the Wooster Invitational next Friday and Saturday.