2008 Archive

Saturday, May 24, 2008

"Eight Cavs Earn NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete Recogniton/Mudd 12thin RW at Nationals"

Eight Cavaliers have been honored as NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athletes for the 2008 academic year. Jen Birney (Fr., Dover, OH/HS), Lindsay Cooper (Sr., Canton, OH/Canton Central Catholic), Casey Fischer (Sr., Aurora, OH/HS), Abbie Marshall (Jr., New Boston, OH/Glenwood), Jackie Misiak (Jr., North Royalton, OH/HS), Angela Nord (Sr., Tallmadge, OH/HS), Stephanie Sielski (Jr., Lancaster, OH/Fisher Catholic) and Amy Vagedes (Jr., Canton, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas) were named scholar-athletes.

Maria Mudd (Jr., Suffield, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas) finished 12th (17:25.33) in the race walk at the 28th Annual NAIA Track & Field Championships, held May 22-24 at Ralph Kotre Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. Danielle Cofojohn (So., Diamond, OH/Southeast) placed 22nd in the discus (132-03) and Holly Gospodinsky (Fr., Wadsworth, OH/HS) 25th in the shot put (36-00).


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

"Cavs to Send 7 to NAIA Nationals"

Walsh will send seven student-athletes to the 28th Annual NAIA Track & Field Championships, held May 22-24 at Ralph Kotre Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cavs 4x800m relay team qualified for at the Cedarville University Challenge last Friday. Megan Case (Fr., Louisville, OH/HS), Kristen LeFever (So., Alliance, OH/Marlington), Kristen Havens (Fr., Wadsworth, OH/HS) and Erin Koppel (Jr., McDonald, OH/HS) took first and qualified in a Walsh record time of 9:36.33.

Maria Mudd (Jr., Suffield, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas) qualified in the race walk, with a school-record mark (17:00). Danielle Cofojohn (So., Diamond, OH/Southeast) qualified in the discus (137'2") and Holly Gospodinsky (Fr., Wadsworth, OH/HS) in the shot put (41'3"). Mudd and Cofojohn each qualified last spring.


Monday, May 12, 2008

"4X800 Relay Team Qualifies for Nationals"

Walsh's 4x800m relay team qualified for next week's NAIA National Meet at the Cedarville University Challenge last Friday. Megan Case (Fr., Louisville, OH/HS), Kristen LeFever (So., Alliance, OH/Marlington), Kristen Havens (Fr., Wadsworth, OH/HS) and Erin Koppel (Jr., McDonald, OH/HS) took first and qualified in a Walsh record time of 9:36.33.

Danielle Cofojohn (So., Diamond, OH/Southeast) placed second in the discus (119'9") and Maria Mudd (Jr., Suffield, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas) took third in the race walk, with a school record and qualifying time of 17:00.


Friday, May 2, 2008

"Cavs Peform Well at Toledo"

Walsh did well at the University of Toledo Rocket Invitational today. While competing against mostly Mid-American Conference competition, Danielle Cofojohn (So., Diamond, OH/Southeast) placed third in the discus (137'2"), to qualify provisionally for NAIA Nationals. Natalie Borland tied for third place in the high jump (5'1"), Abbie Sullivan (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) placed fourth in the 400m hurdles (69.57), and Emma Heck (Fr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic) fifth in the pole vault (10'8").


Saturday, April 19, 2008

"Cavs Place Fourth at AMC Championships"

Walsh finished fourth (111 pts.) at the American Mideast Conference Championships, held yesterday and today at Malone College. Cedarville University won the meet with 214.33 pts, with Malone finishing second (211.33), and Notre Dame College (129) third.

Maria Mudd (Jr., Suffield, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas) finished second in the racewalk (17:43.01). Abbie Sullivan (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) was fourth in the 400m hurdles (1:08.67), Megan Case (Fr., Louisville, OH/HS) in the 800m (2:22.11), Andrea DiNinno (Jr., Greensburg, PA/Central Catholic) in the 3000m steeplechase (12:02.03), Amy Stermole (Sr., North Ridgeville, OH/HS) in the hammer throw (116.02) and Brenna Kirkbride (Jr., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) in the 200m (26.87).


Friday, April 18, 2008

"Cavs Third After First Day of AMC Meet/Gospodinsky AMC Shot Champion"

Walsh is third (46 pts) after the first day of the American Mideast Conference Championship Track and Field Meet being held at Malone College. Malone (74.33) leads the field, with Cedarville University (59.3) in second place. The meet resumes at 9:30 am on Saturday.

Holly Gospodinsky (Fr., Wadsworth, OH/HS) is the AMC champion in the shot put, with a toss of 41-3. Danielle Cofojohn (So., Diamond, OH/Southeast) tied for second (40-6 1/2) and tied for second in the discus (130-9).


Saturday, April 12, 2008

"Cavs Second in Home Invitational/Kirkbride Wins 100 and 200m"

Walsh finished a strong second place in the first-ever Walsh University Invitational, held on Walsh's brand new track this afternoon. Walsh totaled 259 points, just seven points behind Malone College (266). Ursuline College finished third (189).

Brenna Kirkbride (Jr., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) was a dual winner, placing first in the 100m (13.09) and the 200m (26.55). Megan Case (Fr., Louisville, OH/HS) won the 800m (2:23.60) and was a member of Walsh's 4x400m team which took first place (4:25.13), along with Kristen Havens (Fr., Wadsworth, OH/HS), Denise Sahli (So., East Canton, OH/HS) and Chantelle Richards (Fr., Akron, OH/East). Danielle Cofojohn (So., Diamond, OH/Southeast) won the shot put (39'1.5"), and Andrea DiNinno (Jr., Greensburg, PA/Central Catholic) the 5000m (19:18.99).

Katelyn Paul (So., Garrettsville, OH/Garfield) was second (1:11.40) in the 400m hurdles and Abbie Sullivan (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) was third (1:12.45). Casey Fischer (Jr., Aurora, OH/HS) finished second (13.35) in the 100m.

Complete results: http://www.walsh.edu/walshuniversityinvit.htm


Saturday, April 5, 2008
"Cavs Perform Well at Hazen Invitational"
Walsh performed well at the non-scoring Jack Hazen Track and Field Invitational held at Malone College last Saturday. This Saturday, the Cavs are home for their first meet on their new track. Field events are slated to begin at 11 am and running events at 12:15 pm.
Holly Gospodinsky (Fr., Wadsworth, OH/HS) won the shot put (40'110.25). A throw of 41'2" is needed to qualify for nationals. The Cavs had numerous second place finishes on the day. Danielle Cofojohn (So., Diamond, OH/Southeast) was second to Gospodinsky in the shot (127'8") and in the discus (125'3"). Maria Mudd placed second in the 3000m race walk (17:47.44). Her time met the provisional standard. Amy Stermole (Sr., North Ridgeville, OH/HS) placed second in the hammer (127'8") and the team of Megan Case (Fr., Louisville, OH/HS), Kristen LeFever (So., Alliance, OH/Marlington), Kristen Havens (Fr., Wadsworth, OH/HS) and Erin Koppel in the 4x800m (9:52.93). Andrea DiNinno (Jr., Greensburg, PA/Central Catholic) was third in the 300m steeple chase (12.03.20).
Saturday, March 29, 2008
"Cavs Shine at Wooster"
Walsh (197) won the ten-team College of Wooster Invitational today. Wooster was a distant second place (112) and Notre Dame College (105) was third. The Cavs captured five first place finishes.
Danielle Cofojohn (So., Diamond, OH/Southeast) was a double winner, taking first place in the shot put (39'1") and in the discus (130'4"). Kristen LeFever (So., Alliance, OH/Marlington) won the 800m (2:26.76), Ashley Lewis (Fr., Louisville, OH/HS) the long jump (16'1.5') and Andrea DiNinno (Jr., Greensburg, PA/Central Catholic) the 3000m steeple chase (12:01.98).
Saturday, March 22, 2008
"Cavs Tie for 2nd at Muskingum, Cofojohn, Heck Take First"
Walsh finished tied for second with Ohio Wesleyan University at the Muskingum Open today. Baldwin-Wallace finished in first place. Danielle Cofojohn (So., Diamond, OH/Southeast) took first place in the shot put (38-04.75) and second in the discus (129-10). Emma Heck (Fr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic) was also a winner, capturing the pole vault (9-0.00).
The Cavs also took numerous second place finishes; Kristen LeFever (So., Alliance, OH/Marlington) in the 800m (2:32.32), Holly Gospodinsky (Fr., Wadsworth, OH/HS) in the shot put (37-06.50) and Brenna Kirkbride (Jr., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) in the 100m (13.64).
Casey Fischer (Jr., Aurora, OH/HS) placed third in the 100m (13.66), Ashley Lewis (Fr., Louisville, OH/HS) fourth in the long jump (14-11.50), Megan Case (Fr., Louisville, OH/HS) fourth in the 400m (1:03.81) and Abbie Sullivan (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) fifth in the 400m hurdles (1:15.23) and Jessica Swihart (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) fifth in the long jump (4-07.75).
Saturday, March 7, 2008
"Cofojohn Misses Finals"
Walsh's Danielle Cofojohn (So., Diamond, OH/Southeast) finished ninth in the shot put (40-.00.75) and just missed qualifying for the finals at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Johnson City, TN. The top eight finishers advance.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
"Cofojohn Set For Nationals"
Walsh's Danielle Cofojohn (So., Diamond, OH/Southeast) is the lone Cavalier heading to the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships this Thursday-Saturday in Johnson City, TN. Cofojohn qualified in the shot put. She qualified last year in the discus.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
"Cavs Shine in Georgia, DiNinno Sets Mark"
(Savannah, GA) Walsh shined at the Savannah State Invitational today with 5 first place finishes and a school record. Andrea DiNinno (Jr., Greensburg, PA/Central Catholic) set a new record in steeplechase (11.53), shattering the old mark by 43 seconds, held by Sara Piersante.
Megan Case (Fr., Louisville, OH/HS) won the 800m (2:24), Kristen LeFever (So., Alliance, OH/Marlington) the 1500 (5:06), Sara Stone the discus (1-14.11) and Emma Heck (Fr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic) the pole vault (10-04.).
Saturday, March 1, 2008
"Cofojohn, Stermole Win at Mt. Union Open"
Danielle Cofojohn (So., Diamond, OH/Southeast) and Amy Stermole (SR., North Ridgeville, OH/HS) each won events at the Mount Union College Open today. Cofohjohn won the shot put (40-06.25) and Stermole shattered a Walsh record in the weight throw (47.03.50). Stermole also finished second in the shot (37-02.25).
Saturday, February 23, 2008

"Cofojohn Provisional Qualifier, Havens Sets Mark, Richards Performs Well at Kenyon"

Danielle Cofojohn (So., Diamond, OH/Southeast) qualified provisionally for indoor nationals in the shot put (41'1"), with her toss at the Kent State Tune-up today. She place eighth. Kristen Havens (Fr., Wadsworth, OH/HS) finished fourth in the 1000m and set a new Walsh record with a time of 3:09.01. The Cavs distance medley relay team of Havens, Megan Case (Fr., Louisville, OH/HS), Kristen LeFever (So., Alliance, OH/Marlington) and Denise Sahli (So., East Canton, OH/HS) finished third in a time of 13:12.78.

Chantelle Richards (Fr., Akron, OH/East) garnered two 3rd places finishes for the Cavs at the Kenyon College Invitational on Friday. Richards finished third in the long jump (14-09.25) and in the 400m (1:07.08). Hilary Datillo (Jr., Mason, OH/HS) also finished 3rd in the pole vault (7-00).

Saturday, February 9, 2008
"Cavs Strong 3rd at Mount Union College Invite"
Walsh finished a strong third, with a 62.33 points, at the Mount Union College Invitational today. Malone College finished first (145 pts.) and host Mount Union second (67.33), only five points better than the Cavs.
Danielle Cofojohn (So., Diamond, OH/Southeast) recorded Walsh's only first place finish, winning the shot put (40-01.25). Kristen Havens (Fr., Wadsworth, OH/HS) placed second in the 1000m run (3:13.92) and Holly Gospodinsky (Fr., Wadsworth, OH/HS) was second in the shot (39-07.50). Andrea DiNinno (Jr., Greensburg, PA/Central Catholic) placed third in the 3000m (11:12.58), Megan Case (Fr., Louisville, OH/HS) was third in the 500m dash (1:24.11) and Kristen LeFever (So., Alliance, OH/Marlington) was third in the mile (5:41.52). Emma Heck (Fr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic) placed fourth in the pole vault (10-01.5).
Saturday, February 2, 2008
"Women 2nd at Case Invitational/Heck Sets Pole Vault Mark"

Walsh finished second with 112 points at the Case Western Reserve Invitational. Allegheny College won the event with 129 points and placed Case third with 112 points. The Cavs are at Mount Union College on Saturday.

Danielle Cofojohn (So., Diamond, OH/Southeast) finished first in the shot put (40-00.75), Ebony Williams (Sr., Akron, OH/Firestone) won the high jump (4-11.75) and Emma Heck (Fr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic) was first in the pole vault (10-06.00). Heck also set a new Walsh record, shattering the old mark of 9-6, set by Erica Graziani in 1998.

Brenna Kirkbride (Jr., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) placed second in the 55m (7.69) and in the 200m (27.50). Kristen Havens (Fr., Wadsworth, OH/HS) finished third in the 800m (2:30.81), Jackie Misiak (Jr., North Royalton, OH/HS) was third in the 55m (9.43), Amy Stermole (Sr., North Ridgeville, OH/HS) third in the weight throw and Jessica Swihart (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) third in the long jump (15-01.25).

Saturday, January 19, 2008
Cavs 4th at Marietta, DiNinno 1st in 3,000m

Walsh finished fourth (111.5 pts.) at the Marietta College Open on Saturday. Seton Hill University won the Open with 143.5 points. Andrea DiNinno (Jr., Greensburg, PA/Central Catholic) won the 3000m in a time of 11:30.31. Kristen LeFever (So., Alliance, OH/Marlington) placed second in the 1,000m (3:22.04) and was a member of the Cavs distance medley team that finished second (13:47.82). Megan Case (Fr., Louisville, OH/HS), Stephanie Sielski (Jr., Lancaster, OH/Fisher Catholic) and DiNinno were the other members of the team.

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