2.8.14 WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD: Montgomery Breaks School Record Britzman Sets In Same Competition

Women's Track & Field, 2014-02-08

It was an eventful day for the Walsh women’s track and field team as the Cavaliers had representatives compete at three different meets in the northeast Ohio area. The majority of the team competed at nearby Mt. Union in the Jim Wuske Invitational while Stephanie Foster (Sr., Lodi, OH/Cloverleaf) and Lissa Yoder (Sr., Cortland, OH/Maplewood) competed at the Akron Invitational and the SPIRE NCAA Division II Team Challenge in Geneva, respectively.

No matter the venue, numerous Cavaliers did well with placers in many events. The women’s weight throw was one of the more notable events as Shannon Montgomery (So., Newton Falls, OH/HS), Kendra Britzman (So., Canton, OH/South), and Kendra Zbinovec all set new personal records. Britzman eventually broke her own school record with a throw of 13.36 meters, but the mark wouldn’t hold up long as Montgomery set a new record with a distance of 13.51 meters and finished third overall. Britzman finished fourth. Zbinovec finished eighth, but did much better in the shot put with second place finish with a throw of 12.18 meters.

Mikayla Dearing (Fr., Navarre, OH/Perry) also had a second place finish in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:00.81. Walsh’s 4x200 meter relay team of Larissa Ziegler (So., North Ridgeville, OH/Elyria Catholic), Erica Hicks (So., Garfield Heights, OH/Trinity), Carly Walters (Sr., Twinsburg, OH/Trinity), and Liz Broome (Sr., Doylestown, OH/Chippewa) equaled the finish with a time of 1:52.02.

The Cavs had a handful of third place finishes with Annie Wise (So., Randolph, OH/Waterloo) in the 1,000 meter run with a time of 3:12.26, Evan Haney in the high jump with a height of 1.55 meters, and the 4x400 meter relay team of Walters, Margaret Liberatore, Kourtney Kelly, and Dearing who finished with a time of 4:11.17.

Yoder competed in the 5,000 meter run at SPIRE and finished third with a time of 18:44.48. Foster competed in the Akron Invitational and finished fifth overall against entirely Division I competition. The pole vault competition featured 10 athletes. Foster’s best height was 3.97 meters.