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Area college: Walsh’s Alexa Leppelmeier stands tall again at G-MAC indoor meet – Canton Repository


Alexa Leppelmeier extended a Walsh University track and field streak at the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Indoor Championships.

Leppelmeier won two events and was named Women’s Track Athlete of the Meet. It marked the fourth straight time a Cavalier was selected.

Leppelmeier dominated the 3,000 meters on a her way to a third straight G-MAC title in the event. Her winning time of 9:47.86 was almost seven seconds ahead of the field. She also won the mile in 4:55.55.

Walsh’s Alex Bauer was voted Women’s Freshman of the Meet. She finished runner-up to Leppelmeier in the mile in 4:58.29.

Ndidiamaka Anaraodo set a meet record in the shot put with a throw 50 feet-9.25 inches.

Cameron Beverly’s high jump of 6-9 in the heptathlon broke the Walsh record set by Gary Robison in 2003. 

Four Cavaliers to indoor nationals

Leppelmeier, Anaraodo will join Walsh’s Kelsey Hartsock and Jacob Ott at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships in Pittsburg, Kan. next week.

Leppelmeier is heading to nationals for the fourth time. She will compete in the 3,000 and mile.

Anaraodo is a national qualifier for the second time. She will compete in the shot put and weight throw.

Hartsock becomes the first Cavs pole vaulter in four years to qualify for nationals. She will make her debut as a freshman.

Ott will also be making his first appearance. He qualified in the weight throw.

NCCAA honors for Malone’s Ernst, Tonelli

Basketball player Marcus Ernst and baseball player JT Tonelli of Malone received national player of the week honors from the National Christian College Athletic Association.

Ernst averaged 21.3 points and 17.7 rebounds in three games and ended the regular season with four straight double-doubles. He scored 25 points and pulled down a career-high 20 rebounds against Ohio Dominican.

Tonelli hit .600 (9-for-15) in a four-game sweep of West Liberty. He had at least one hit in each game, scored seven runs and was 5-for-5 in stolen base attempts.

Two in a row for Walsh’s Sales

Walsh’s Mayci Sales is the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second straight week.

Sales averaged 19.5 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks in wins over Ohio Dominican and Cedarville. She shot 50 percent from the field and helped the Cavaliers earn the No. 2 seed and a bye in the G-MAC Tournament.

Riglewski breaks 30-year-old wins record

Jakob Riglewski became the Walsh men’s tennis team’s career leader in No. 1 singles wins last week.

Riglewski broke the 30-year-old record of 56 wins held by current Cavs head coach Bryan Whittaker.

Cavs sweep G-MAC lacrosse awards

Walsh women’s lacrosse players Hannah McFeeters and Melinda Maers are the Great Midwest Athletic Conference offensive and defensive players of the week.

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Source: https://www.cantonrep.com/story/sports/college/2022/03/04/alexa-leppelmeier-alex-bauer-marcus-ernst-jt-tonelli-mayci-sales-jakob-riglewski-walsh-malone/9325233002/

Alexa Leppelmeier extended a Walsh University track and field streak at the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Indoor Championships.

Leppelmeier won two events and was named Women’s Track Athlete of the Meet. It marked the fourth straight time a Cavalier was selected.

Leppelmeier dominated the 3,000 meters on a her way to a third straight G-MAC title in the event. Her winning time of 9:47.86 was almost seven seconds ahead of the field. She also won the mile in 4:55.55.

Walsh’s Alex Bauer was voted Women’s Freshman of the Meet. She finished runner-up to Leppelmeier in the mile in 4:58.29.

Ndidiamaka Anaraodo set a meet …….

Alexa Leppelmeier extended a Walsh University track and field streak at the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Indoor Championships.

Leppelmeier won two events and was named Women’s Track Athlete of the Meet. It marked the fourth straight time a Cavalier was selected.

Leppelmeier dominated the 3,000 meters on a her way to a third straight G-MAC title in the event. Her winning time of 9:47.86 was almost seven seconds ahead of the field. She also won the mile in 4:55.55.

Walsh’s Alex Bauer was voted Women’s Freshman of the Meet. She finished runner-up to Leppelmeier in the mile in 4:58.29.

Ndidiamaka Anaraodo set a meet …….

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