(ASHLAND, Ohio) – One could say it was a provisional weekend for the Walsh track & field team as the Cavaliers experienced successful meets at Ashland and Hillsdale this weekend.
On the men's side at Hillsdale, Jacob Kernell turned in an impressive first place performance in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 9:11.65 to hit the NCAA Division II provo mark. Jacob Caniford was third in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 3:53.56. Mark Hadley was fifth in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 14:30.22. The finish was the second-best by Division II athletes in the field and improved upon his provisional mark as well.
At Ashland, Hunter Williams continued a strong season with a first place finish in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.01. Noah Murray also finished first in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 9:40.22. Bryce Patrick was fourth and Alexander Reimund was fifth with times of 9:59.23 and 10:20.32, respectively, in the same event. Justin Maroni followed in seventh place at 10:28.46.
The 4x100 meter relay team of Trenton Beach, Lane Knoch, Zachary McClaskey, and Hunter Williams finished second with a time of 42.76. Brandyn Neal was fourth in the 400 meter dash with a time of 50.27. Solomon Yoder was seventh in the same event with a time of 51.31. In the 5,000 meter run, Jared Bugaj finished sixth with a time of 15:46.39. Ed Walsh was eighth with a time of 15:51.11. Lane Knoch finished sixth in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.06.
In the field events, Marcus Myers was second in the discus with a throw of 49.9 meters to hit the DII provo mark. He finished third in the hammer throw with a mark of 66.56 meters. Andrew Dowdell finished fourth in the pole vault with a height of 4.65 meters. Ronald Robinson was fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 12.61 meters. Devin Wonner was eighth with a distance of 11.48 meters. Varney Pelima finished fifth in the high jump with a mark of 1.86 meters. James Miller was seventh in the shot put with a throw of 16.04 meters. Dante Penza was seventh in the same seventh in the same event with a throw of 15.76 meters.
The Cavaliers will travel back to Hillsdale next week for the G-MAC Championships.