4.18.13 WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD: Beatty Sets School Record in Hammer

Women's Track & Field, 2013-04-18

Walsh competed in the Stark County Triangular hosted by Mt. Union that also involved Malone on Thursday. Although the Cavaliers placed third in the event, many athletes set personal records, but the highlight of the day went to Leah Beatty (Enon Valley, PA/Mohawk) who set a school record in the hammer throw. 

Beatty was on the verge of breaking the record through the season, but finally reached the mark today with a distance of 46.17 meters, or 151’06”. The previous record was 145’03”. She finished first in the event by 3.5 meters. Beatty was just over a foot away from winning the shot put with a distance of 12.35 meters, but still finished in second.

Also finishing first in the Stark County Tri were Shannon Montgomery (Fr., Newton Falls, OH/HS) and Kayla Braun (Jr., Hudson, OH/HS). Montgomery won the discus with a throw of 39.2 meters, or 128’07”, which beat her closest competitor by almost 10 feet. Braun won the javelin with a throw of 34.21 meters, or 112’03”.

Walsh continues an eventful weekend and now travels to Columbus to participate in the Jesse Owens Classic at Ohio State. The event will take place on Friday and Saturday.