Six Heading Back To Nationals, Women Remain Ranked No. 12

Six Heading Back To Nationals, Women Remain Ranked No. 12

(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – Six Walsh All-Americans will be returning to the national championships in a week and a half after the official qualifiers were announced Tuesday. For the women's team, who retained its No. 12 national ranking heading into the championships, five Cavaliers will be participating in three events, while the men's team will send one representative.

The three events for the women's team include the distance medley relay, the mile run, and the pole vault. In the DMR, it will be the same quartet that ran the fourth-fastest time in Division II history last year in Andra Lehotay, Jetaiya Smith, Tori Reeves, and Sarah Berger.

Berger and Lehotay will be doing double-duty as they also qualified in the mile run. Last season, the duo finished third and fourth, respectively.

Kaitlyn Barber also returns in the field after automatically qualifying in the pole vault back in December. Last season, she finished third at the national championships.

On the men's side, Marcus Myers returns as a participant in the weight throw. Last season he finished seventh at the national championships to become the first All-American for the men's track & field team.

The national championships will take place on March 9 and 10 at Pittsburg State University's Robert W. Plaster Center in Kansas.

In the last national rankings released by the USTFCCCA, the women's team retained its No. 12 ranking. The Cavaliers also remain the highest ranked G-MAC team in the top 25. Hillsdale also retained its spot at No. 13. They are the only two teams in the conference in the polls.