Berger Qualifies For Nationals In Second Event

Berger Qualifies For Nationals In Second Event

(ALLIANCE, Ohio) - The Walsh women's track & field team had a fantastic day at Mount Union's Homon Open as the Cavaliers won five events on the day. The highlight of the day went to none other than four-time All-American Sarah Berger who won the 3,000 meter steeplechase.

In her first time running the event this season, not only did she win the event and qualify for the national championships in a second event, but she currently has the best time in the nation in that event by .1 of a second. Berger completed the steeplechase with a time of 10:15.3 to break the automatic mark by six seconds.

Fellow All-Americans Tori Reeves, Jetaiya Smith, and Andra Lehotay also won events. Reeves won the 1,500 meter run with a time of 4:43.32, Smith won the 400 meter dash with a time of 57.78, and Lehotay won the 800 meter run with a time of 2:13.15.

Meredith Fennell also claimed first place as she won the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 14.66.

Morrisa Mallory was second in the shot put with a best throw of 13.62 meters. Kendra Zbinovec was right behind her in third with a throw of 13.31 meters. Katie Mokros set a new school record in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.16 to finish fourth. Payton Breehl finished third in the hammer throw with a heave of 48.29 meters.

The Cavaliers will return to action in a pair of meets next week. On Friday, select Cavaliers will head to Bucknell to participate in the Bison Invitational. On Saturday, Walsh will host its own invitational with 16 schools set to attend.