Women's Track & Field Jump To No. 9 In The Nation

Women's Track & Field Jump To No. 9 In The Nation

(NEW ORLEANS) – After an incredible weekend at Youngstown and Tiffin, the Walsh women's track & field team skyrocketed 10 spots to No. 9 in the latest USTFCCCA national rankings. There were massive shakeups in the poll as the Cavs were one of 10 teams to move up at least 10 spots.

The Maroon and Gold currently stands as one of two teams in the G-MAC in the rankings as Ursuline jumped up five spots to No. 23.

Part of the reason for the jump for the Cavaliers were the performances of All-Americans Sarah Berger and Andra Lehotay. Both hit provo marks with Berger securing yet another school record in the 3,000 meter run with a time of 9:52.52 and Lehotay doing so in the mile run with a time of 4:49.92.

As of now, the women have hit provo or auto marks in four separate events. In addition to the 3,000 meter run, Berger hit a provo mark in the 5,000 at the Youngstown State Icebreaker back before Christmas break with a time of 16:53.34.

Fellow All-American Kaitlyn Barber guaranteed her spot at the national championships from the get-go with a pole vault mark of 4.02 meters, or 13 feet, 2.25 inches, at the Kent State Golden Flash Gala.

The Cavaliers will be back in action this weekend with athletes participating in the Findlay Classic and the SPIRE Midwest Open.

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