(HILLSDALE, Mich.) – After the first day of the G-MAC Track & Field Championships, the Walsh women sit in second place with 30 points through five events. Overall, the Cavaliers had 10 athletes place in those events.
The lone first place winners of the day came in the distance medley relay as the Cavs easily took the gold with a time of 11:50.52, nearly three seconds faster than Hillsdale at 11:53.15. The familiar quartet of Andra Lehotay, Jetaiya Smith, Tori Reeves, and Sarah Berger made up the team and will now look to compete at the national championships in Pittsburg, Kansas.
Alexandra Rodgers took second in the pentathlon with 2,814 points. She finished behind Lake Erie's Hailey Nielsen who recorded 2,991 for the win. Rodgers finished first in two of the five events. She won the shot put with a throw of 9.31 meters and the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 9.67 meters.
Walsh placed three in the 5,000 meter run with Brianna Coy as the top Cavalier with a fourth place finish. She crossed the finish line with a time of 17:52.69 to claim the five points. Chelsea Johnson and Claire Robertson added three more points as they finished seventh and eighth with times of 18:22.24 and 18:31.22, respectively.
Multiple Cavaliers also placed in the weight throw as Malia Turley came in sixth and Payton Breehl finished eighth. Turley added three points with her throw of 16.48 meters, while Breehl added one with a mark of 14.76 meters.
The Cavaliers will look to make a strong move towards a conference championship tomorrow as the G-MACs conclude in Hillsdale.