Women's Track & Field Preps for GMAC Championships

Women's Track & Field Preps for GMAC Championships

KENT, Ohio - The Walsh Cavaliers women's indoor track and field team competed in one final event before the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Championships next weekend as they took part in the Kent State Tune Up on Saturday (Feb. 16). 

"Saturday's meet was a very good tune-up meet for both teams heading into our conference meet this coming Friday and Saturday," said head coach Rob Mizicko. "We saw a lot of personal bests yesterday, which is right on par to where we want to be now within our training cycles. We are very much looking forward to the conference meet."

The distance unit performed very well as athletes placed in the top eight in three different events.

In the 800-meter run, Bre Bakan led the way with a first place finish with a time of 2:17.57 while Megan Soehnlen was sixth with a 2:21.57. 

Andra Lehotay was second in the mile, running a 4:59.17 and Alexa Leppelmeier placed fifth as she ran a 5:08.30. 

Hannah Soehnlen ran the 3000-meter run in 10:47.30 as she was seventh overall. 

The quartet of Cassidi Bookless, Jetaiya Smith, Raquel Jones and Bakan completed the 4x400 relay in a time of 4:10.41, placing third in the event. 

For the shot put event, Ndidiamaka Anaraodo had the eighth-best throw as she threw 13.38 meters. 

The team will head to Findlay for the Great Midwest Championships on Friday (Feb. 22) and Saturday (Feb. 23).