(WOOSTER, Ohio) – The Walsh women's track team continued its strong start to the outdoor season with a second place finish at the Wooster Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The Cavaliers finished with 107 points and were narrowly edged by Mount Union which finished with 111 points.
Cavaliers covered the place sheet as Walsh scored points in 11 different events. Four of them finished first and four more finished second.
On the track, Jetaiya Smith, Tori Reeves and All-American Sarah Berger all took home gold finishes. Smith did so in the 400 meter dash with a time of 58.26 seconds. The other two came in distance runs. Reeves finished first in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 18:20.98. Berger debuted in the 3,000 meter steeplechase and didn't disappoint she crossed the finish line at 10:47.97, 36 seconds better than the second place runner.
Elsewhere on the track, Meredith Fennell finished second in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 14.9 seconds. Kaitlyn Barber also ran the 400 meter dash and finished fifth with a time of 1:00.67. Katie Mokros also took home a fifth place finish with a time of 12.61 in the 100 meter dash.
In the field, fellow All-American Kaitlyn Barber turned in the other first place performance in the pole vault. Her best height came at 3.82 meters.
Shannon Montgomery and Karley Dougherty turned in second place finishes in the hammer throw and javelin, respectively. Montgomery's hammer throw went 46.13 meters and Dougherty threw the javelin 32.62 meters.
Montgomery wasn't done as she also placed fourth in the discus with a throw of 37.24 meters. Kendra Zbinovec also placed had a couple of top finishes. She finished second in the shot put with a throw of 13.42 meters and fifth in the discus with a throw of 36.78 meters.
Meredith Fennell added a third place finish in the long jump with a distance. Hope Schilling took home a fourth place finish in the shot put with a distance of 11.37 meters.
Walsh will return to action next weekend with split squads at the All-Ohio Championships at Ohio University and the John Homon Open at Mount Union.