The Walsh women’s cross country team checked off one of its goals as it won the Great Midwest Athletic Conference championship in convincing fashion on Saturday. The Cavaliers finished with 34 points with Brianna Coy leading the way and crushing the rest of the field with a time of 22:12.9 to earn her place as the G-MAC’s Runner of the Year.
Walsh will be hosting its first G-MAC Championship event since joining the conference last season when teams gather for the cross country championships tomorrow at GlenOak High School. The women’s race will start things off at 11 a.m. with 14 teams competing for the title. The men will follow at noon with 13 teams racing.
There has been light movement for Walsh in this week’s USTFCCCA cross country national polls as both the men’s and women’s teams remain in the top 20. The Cavalier women jumped up one spot after the pre-national meet to No. 15, while the men dropped five spots to No. 20.
Walsh’s first look at the national championship track was a good one as it finished second at the Pre-National hosted by Slippery Rock at Schenley Park. The Cavaliers turned in a team score of 91 with Brianna Coy leading the way with a second place finish individually in the Steel City.
With an off-week, there wasn’t much movement in the USTFCCCA national and regional polls, but the Walsh men did move up two spots to No. 15. The Cavalier women remain ranked at No. 16 in the nation. Both teams kept their respective spots in the regional polls.
Both of Walsh’s cross country teams remain ranked in the top 25 nationally in the polls released today by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). This week the men’s team rose two spots to No. 17 for a new season best. The women’s team dropped down six spots, but still come in the top 20 at No. 16.
No. 10 Walsh had another strong race as it finished sixth out of 28 in the Lewis Conference Crossover that featured some of the nation’s best teams. The Cavaliers finished with a score of 201 and edged Queens (N.C.) for the sixth spot things to better performances by the sixth and seventh runners.
After a stellar performance at the All-Ohio Intercollegiate Championships, Walsh’s Brianna Coy has been named this week’s Great Midwest Athletic Conference Women’s Athlete of the Week. The senior from Canton helped the Cavaliers to a first place finish in the Division II / NAIA field and would have been second overall if all the divisions were grouped together.
The Walsh men and women’s cross country teams let the rest of the colleges and universities in the state know that they can run with anyone. That’s because both squads came away from Saturday’s All-Ohio Championships with first place hardware.
There was a little movement involved for both of Walsh’s cross country teams in this week’s Division II National Coaches’ Poll as released by the USTFCCCA. The women’s team dropped one spot, but remains highly ranked at No. 12. The men’s team climbed one spot to No. 18 for its highest ranking of the season.
The USTFCCCA has released its Week 1 National Coaches’ Poll and the Walsh Cavaliers continue to be ranked in the top 25 for both programs. The women’s team jumped up two spots from the preseason poll to No. 11, while the men’s team remained at No. 19.
After starting the season in excellent fashion with a pair of wins at the National Catholic Meet, Walsh sports both of the G-MAC’s Athletes of the Week for this week. Andra Lehotay was named for the women’s team ranked No. 13 in the nation, while Mark Hadley took the honors for the men’s squad ranked No. 19.
The Walsh cross country teams started the year in spectacular fashion as both the men’s and women’s teams finished first amongst the non-Division I teams at the National Catholic Meet Friday. The event was hosted by the University of Notre Dame.
The 2018 NCAA Division II Cross Country Preseason National and Regional Coaches’ Rankings were released and Walsh men’s and women’s teams are ranked in both polls. The women earned the highest national ranking as they debut at No. 13. The men come into the season at No. 19. Both teams are ranked fourth among the regional competition.
The Walsh Cavaliers dominate the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) Cross Country Preseason Coaches Poll presented by Under Armour for 2018 as released today. The men were picked to defend their conference title with 143 total points and 11 first place votes among the thirteen-team field. The women’s team were also among the favorites and picked second with 154 points and one first place vote.