2003 Archive

Friday, December 12, 2003

Piersante NAIA Scholar-Athlete

Walsh's Sara Piersante (Sr., Canfield, OH/HS) top right capped off an outstanding senior season with her selection as a Daktronics NAIA All-America Scholar-Athlete. Recipients must have a junior or senior academic standing and maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.50.

Piersante, an education major, carries a 3.51 grade point average. She also competed at this year's NAIA National Championships and finished 78th in a field of 256 runners.

Monday, November 24, 2003

Cavs (44-26) Sara Piersante Runs Well at Nationals

Sara Piersante (Sr., Canfield, OH/HS) finished 78th in a time of 19:17.9 at the NAIA National Women's Cross Championships in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday. The field consisted of 256 runners. Piersante earned one of 14 at-large berths and was making her first national tournament appearance. Piersante's 10th place finish (19:27) at the AMC Championships earned her a qualifying berth in the 5k race.

Saturday, Novmeber 22, 2003

Sara Piersante 78th at NAIA Nationals

Sara Piersante (Sr., Canfield, OH/HS) finished 78th in a time of 19:17.9 at the NAIA National Women's Cross Championships in Louisville, Kentucky today. The field consisted of 256 individual runners.

Monday, Novmeber 17, 2003

Cavs (44-26) Sara Piersante To Compete at NAIA Nationals

Sara Piersante (Sr., Canfield, OH/HS) has earned one of 14 at-large berths and will compete in the 24th annual NAIA Women's Championships in Louisville, KY this Saturday. Piersante's 10th place finish (19:27) earned her a qualifying berth in the 5k race. Heidi Fledderjohann was the last Cavalier to qualify for the championships in 1999. The race begins at 10:30 a.m.

Monday, November 10, 2003

Cavs (44-26) Sara Piersante Earns NAIA At-Large Berth

Sara Piersante (Sr., Canfield, OH/HS) top right has earned one of 14 at-large berths and will compete in the 24th annual NAIA Women's Championships in Louisville, KY on November 22nd. Piersante's 10th place finish (19:27) earned her a qualifying berth in the 5k race. Heidi Fledderjohann was the last Cavalier to qualify for the championships in 1999.

Saturday, November 1, 2003

Cavs (44-26) Fourth at AMC Championships/Sara Piersante 2nd Team All-AMC, Waits For Word on National At-Large Bid

Walsh (44-26) finished a strong fourth at the American Mideast Conference championships held in LaTrobe, PA today. Malone College won the championships, with Roberts Wesleyan placing second and Cedarville University third.

Sara Piersante (Sr., Canfield, OH/HS) top right earned second team All-AMC honors with her 10th place finish (19:27). Piersante will find out next Monday if she will make the trip to Louisville, KY for the NAIA Championships. Lisa Mielke (Jr., Sandusky, OH/St. Mary) was next for the Cavs finishing 23rd (20:18). Cara Klein (Sr., North Canton, OH/Green) placed 36th (20:51), Kristen Piersante (So., Canfield, OH/HS) finished 44th (21:18) and Andrea Elsasser (Sr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan) was 48th (21:33).

Monday, October 27, 2003

Cavs (35-23) at AMC Championships

Walsh won a cross country relay against Notre Dame of Ohio on Saturday. This Saturday, the Cavs travel to Saint Vincent College (LaTrobe, PA) for the American Mideast Conference championships. The Cavs were sixth at the championships last year. The race begins at 10:15 a.m.

Sara Piersante (Sr., Canfield, OH/HS), Kristen Piersante (So., Canfield, OH/HS), Kara Coates (So., North Canton, OH/GlenOak) and Laurie Glass (So., Ashland, OH/HS) made-up the Cavs winning relay team against the Blue Falcons.

Saturday, October 18, 2003

Cavs (35-23) 7th at Gettysburg Invitational

Walsh finished seventh in the 19-team Gettysburg Invitational 6K race on Saturday. Top runner Sara Piersante (Sr., Canfield, OH/HS) paced the Cavs with a 4th place finish in a time of 23:51.05. Lisa Mielke (Jr., Sandusky, OH/St. Mary) was next for the Cavs finishing 31st in a time of 25:18.06. Cara Klein (Sr., North Canton, OH/Green) top right finished 50th (25:57.76), Andrea Elsasser (Sr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan) bottom right 76th (26:53.89) and Kristen Piersante (So., Canfield, OH/HS) 86th (27:07.02).

The Cavs are home on Saturday to Notre Dame, Seton Hill and Tiffin. The race begins at 11 a.m.

Friday, October 10, 2003

Cavs (23-17) 6th at All-Ohio Meet

Walsh (23-17) finished sixth in the NAIA/NCAA D-ll race at the All-Ohio Invitational held at Ohio Wesleyan College in Delaware, Ohio today. Sara Piersante (Sr., Canfield, OH/HS) right paced the Cavs with a 10th place finish in a time of 19:44.9. Lisa Mielke (Jr., Sandusky, OH/St. Mary) bottom right was next for the Cavs with a 32nd place finish (21:21.7), Cara Klein (Sr., North Canton, OH/Green) was 37th (21:44.3), Andrea Elsasser (Sr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan) 39th (21:58.2), Therese Francis (Fr., Waterloo, OH/Randolph) 50th (23:49.0), Erin Moloney (So., Parma, OH/Padua Franciscan) 53rd (24:35.1) and Laurie Glass (So., Ashland, OH/HS) 54th (25:32.4).

The Cavs compete in the Gettysburg Invitational next Saturday.

Monday, October 6, 2003

Cavs (21-12) Third at Mount Union Invite/Get Ready For All-Ohio Meet

Walsh (21-12) finished third in the Mount Union Invitational on Saturday. Sara Piersante (Sr., Canfield, OH/HS) right paced the Cavs with a 6th place finish in a time of 19:42. Lisa Mielke (Jr., Sandusky, OH/St. Mary) bottom right was next for the Cavs with a 14th place finish (21:01), Cara Klein (Sr., North Canton, OH/Green) was 20th (21:38), Andrea Elsasser (Sr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan) 27th (22:15), Therese Francis (Fr., Waterloo, OH/Randolph) 39th (22:48.20) and Laurie Glass (So., Ashland, OH/HS) 38th (24:13.70).

The Cavs compete in the All-Ohio Intercollegiate meet in Delaware, Ohio on Friday. Walsh placed fifth in the All-Ohio last year.

Saturday, October 4, 2003

Cavs 3rd in Mount Union Invitational

Walsh (21-12) finished third in the Mount Union Invitational. Sara Piersante (Sr., Canfield, OH/HS) paced the Cavs with a 6th place finish in a time of 19:42. Lisa Mielke (Jr., Sandusky, OH/St. Mary) was next for the Cavs with a 14th place finish (21:01), Cara Klein (Sr., North Canton, OH/Green) was 20th (21:38), Andrea Elsasser (Sr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan) 27th (22:15), Therese Francis (Fr., Waterloo, OH/Randolph) 39th (22:48.20) and Laurie Glass (So., Ashland, OH/HS) 38th (24:13.70).

The Cavs compete in the All-Ohio Intercollegiate meet in Delaware, Ohio on Friday. Walsh placed fifth in the All-Ohio last year.

Monday, September 29, 2003

Sara Piersante Win/Cavs Second to Geneva

Despite Sara Piersante's (Sr., Canfield, OH/HS) right first place finish (19:47), Walsh (19-10) fell to Geneva 27-28 in a dual meet at Walsh today. The Golden Tornadoes took second, third, fifth, eighth and ninth to capture the meet. Lisa Mielke (Jr., Sandusky, OH/St. Mary) placed fourth for the Cavs in a time of (20:39), Cara Klein (Sr., North Canton, OH/Green) was sixth (21:02), Kristen Piersante (So., Canfield, OH/HS) seventh (21:09) and Andrea Elsasser (Sr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan) 210th (22:14).

Walsh will participate in the Mount Union Invitational this Saturday, at Walsh. The race begins at 11 a.m.

Friday, September 26, 2003

Sara Piersante First/Cavs Second to Geneva

Despite Sara Piersante's (Sr., Canfield, OH/HS) first place finish (19:47), Walsh (19-10) fell to Geneva 27-28 in a dual meet at Walsh today. The Golden Tornadoes took second, third, fifth, eighth and ninth to capture the meet. Lisa Mielke (Jr., Sandusky, OH/St. Mary) placed fourth for the Cavs in a time of (20:39), Cara Klein (Sr., North Canton, OH/Green) was sixth (21:02), Kristen Piersante (So., Canfield, OH/HS) seventh (21:09) and Andrea Elsasser (Sr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan) 210th (22:14).

Saturday, September 20, 2003

Cavs Place 10th at National Catholic Meet

Walsh (19-9) finished 10th in the division two race and 17th overall at the National Catholic Meet at the University of Notre Dame yesterday. Sara Piersante (Sr., Canfield, OH/HS) paced the Cavs with a strong ninth place finish (19:17). Lisa Mielke (Jr., Sandusky, OH/St. Mary) placed 34th (20:13), Cara Klein (Sr., North Canton, OH/Green) 59th (20:53), Kristen Piersante (So., Canfield, OH/HS) 75th (21:11) and Andrea Elsasser (Sr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan) 98th (21:47).

The Cavs host Geneva at 4 p.m. on Friday.

Monday, Septmeber 15, 2003

Cavs Win at Notre Dame (OH)/Run at National Catholic Meet on Friday

Walsh's women (7-0) won its first race of the season defeating seven schools at the Notre Dame College Invitational. This week they compete at the National Catholic Meet on Friday at Notre Dame (IN). Last season they placed 7th in the college division.

The Cavs placed four runners in the top ten, with Sara Piersante (Sr., Canfield, OH/HS) finishing second in a time of 20:23. Lisa Mielke (Jr., Sandusky, OH/St. Mary) was third in a time of 20:57. The Cavs compete this Friday in the National Catholic Meet at Notre Dame. Walsh also placed Kristen Piersante (So., Canfield, OH/HS) and Cara Klein (Sr., North Canton, OH/Green) in the top ten, placing fifth and sixth respectively. Piersante finished in a time of 21:24 and Klein 21:48. Andrea Elsasser (Sr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan) just missed the top ten with a 13th place finish in a time of 22:25.

Sunday, September 13, 2003

Cavs Win Meet at Notre Dame (OH)

Walsh (7-0) won its first race of the season defeating seven schools at the Notre Dame College Invitational held Saturday in South Euclid, Ohio. The Cavs placed four runners in the top ten, with Sara Piersante (Sr., Canfield, OH/HS) finishing second in a time of 20:23. Lisa Mielke (Jr., Sandusky, OH/St. Mary) was third in a time of 20:57. The Cavs compete this Friday in the National Catholic Meet at Notre Dame.

Walsh also placed Kristen Piersante (So., Canfield, OH/HS) and Cara Klein (Sr., North Canton, OH/Green) in the top ten, placing fifth and sixth respectively. Piersante finished in a time of 21:24 and Klein 21:48. Andrea Elsasser (Sr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan) just missed the top ten with a 13th place finish in a time of 22:25.

Monday, August 25, 2003

Cavs Host Alumni Meet on Sunday...

Walsh hosts their annual Alumni Meet on Sunday on campus. The Cavs open for real on Saturday, September 13 at the Notre Dame (Ohio) Invitational.