(Goshen, Ind.) The Cornerstone Golden Eagle race walkers opened their outdoor season at the Goshen College Track & Field Invitational.
Monica Lawrence took control of the race in the opening laps of the 5,000 meter race walk, building a lead of over 30 seconds. Her winning time of 25:50.28 chopped 1:17 off her best time and was well under the NAIA automatic qualifying standard of 27:45.0. The junior from Schoolcraft, MI also better the qualifying time for the USA Track & Field Championship.
Freshman, Kayla Ovokaitys made her debut at the 5,000 meter distance finishing fifth in 29:17.20.