(RALEIGH, N.C./MUSKINGUM, Ohio) – In the first weekend of outdoor track & field, Walsh put together impressive performances in both the Raleigh Relays and Muskingum's Amy Adam's Invitational.
On the second day of the Raleigh Relays, the quartet of Tori Reeves, Andra Lehotay, Jetaiya Smith, and Sarah Berger finished second in the 4x800 meter relay. They finished the race in 8:57 behind only Michigan State and defeated Division I teams Minnesota, North Carolina A&T, Yale, James Madison, Davidson, Akron, Ohio, Xavier, Ball State, and Campbell. On top of that, the team shattered the school record in the event by over 30 seconds.
At Muskingum, All-American Kaitlyn Barber, fresh off the indoor national championships, finished first in the pole vault with a height of 3.95 meters.
Lien Torfs and Rachael Kotoch took third and fourth in the 100 meter dash with times of 12.98 and 13.30 respectively. Torfs went on to win the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.3. Grier Cowles was right behind her at 26.5. Kotoch was fifth with a time of 26.82.
Cowles won the 400 meter dash with a time of 59.5. Barber finished second with a time of 1:00.21.
Meredith Fennell won the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 15;62 and was a double-winner with a first place finish in the long jump with a distance of 5.3 meters.
Payton Breehl won the discus with a throw of 37.71 meters. Zbinovec (37.24), Liza Yoder (35.61), and Mallory (34.66) finished second, fourth, and fifth, respectively. Breehl also won the hammer throw with a distance of 44.02 meters. Annie Fahey was second with a throw of 42.64 meters. Danielle Buzzacco won the javelin with a throw of 34.6 meters to complete the field events.
Overall, Walsh finished third in the team standings with 107 points. Case Western won the meet with a score of 169.5. Ohio Dominican was second with 114.5. Eight teams participated in the meet.