(NEW ORLEANS) – The Walsh women's track & field team has returned to the USTFCCCA Top 25 national poll after a five-week hiatus. The Cavaliers re-emerged at the No. 24 spot heading into next week's national championships from Bradenton, Florida.
All-Americans Kaitlyn Barber and Sarah Berger were the big reasons for the jump after last week's last chance meets. Barber cleared 4.00 meters (13-1 ½) in the pole vault for the seventh-best jump in the nation and a mark that automatically qualified her for the national championships.
Berger ran the 800 meter and clocked in at 2:08.53 for the 10th-best time in the nation on the year.
In addition to the new ranking, five Cavaliers have also been named All-Region by the USTFCCCA. Berger was a three-time honoree in the 800 meter run, the 1,500 meter run, and the steeplechase. Barber did so in the pole vault, while Andra Lehotay joined Berger in the 1,500 meters and Meredith Fennell qualified in the heptathlon.
Marcus Myers was the lone representative from the men's side as he was named All-Region in the hammer throw.