3.22.14 WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD: Cavs Start Season With Second Place Finish

Women's Track & Field, 2014-03-22

(MUSKINGUM, Ohio) – The Walsh women’s track and field team started the outdoor season in impressive fashion with a second place finish at the Amy Adams Invitational hosted by Muskingum University. The Cavaliers scored 112 points and defeated nine other schools in the event. Malone won the meet with 189 points.

The Cavaliers won four event on the day which included the 800 meter run, high jump, shot put, and discus. Annie Wise (So., Randolph, OH/Waterloo) won the 800 with a time of 2:21.47. Evan Haney (So., Copley, OH/HS) took first in the high jump at 1.52 meters, or 4-feet, 11.75 inches. Kendra Zbinovec (Fr., Lyndhurst, OH/NDCL) took top honors in the shot put with a best distance of 11.73 meters, or 38-feet, 6-inchs. Shannon Montgomery (So., Newton Falls, OH/HS) rounded out the winners with the top placement in the discus event. Her best distance was 38.99 meters, or 127-feet, 11-inches.

Walsh also had a handful of athletes place near the top of each event. Kelsey Dickey (Jr., Cortland, OH/Lakeview) earned silver in the 5,000 meters with a time of 19:21.39. Finishing third in events were the 4x100 meter and 4x400 meter relay teams along with Krissy Sokol in the javelin.

Larissa Ziegler (Jr., North Ridgeville, OH/Elyria Catholic), Erin Peskura (So., Strongsville, OH/HS), Liz Broome (Sr., Doylestown, OH/Chippewa), and Erica Hicks (So., Garfield Heights, OH/Trinity) were on the 4x100 and finished with a time of 51.91. Carly Walters (Sr., Twinsburg, OH/Trinity), Margaret Liberatore (Fr., Concord, OH/Riverside), Kourtney Kelly (Fr., Middlefield, OH/Cardinal), and Wise ran in the 4x400 that finished with a time of 4:14.68. Sokol (Sr., Akron, OH/Archbishop Hoban) was third in the javelin with a distance of 31.39 meters, or 103 feet.

The Cavaliers will next compete in the Cedarville Yellow Jacket Open a week from today. The event takes the place of the Washington & Jefferson Invitational which has been cancelled.