By Rhett Butler, Sports Information Assistant
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Berry College Track and Field teams finished a two day meet at Birmingham Southern Saturday afternoon. The men's and women's teams were 9th and 7th, respectively, out of a competitive field including competition across all three NCAA divisions.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
•Freshman Abby Carrol and sophomore Bethany Terpin ran impressive personal records, posting marks of 18:34.53 and 19:13.35, respectively. Carrol took 3rd overall, and Terpin placed 9th.
•Freshman Genesis Leggett placed 5th in the Hammer throw, posting a mark of 35.93m.
•Reigning Conference champion Alexa Bilsky placed 2nd in the Javelin with a mark of 37.73m
•Freshman CJ Stone placed 4th overall in the 100m, with a time of 11.09
•Sophomore Will Knowlton placed 8th in the 5000m, setting a personal record of 15:25.31
•Freshman Brayden Fulton posted a 2:01.01 in the 800m for 8th overall.
WHAT THEY SAID:
"While we had some solid marks this morning to start things off, the meet was really a tale of two different days for us. After a strong start to the meet on Friday, the cold front that came through today really wrecked havoc on our performances today more than it should have. I really liked the way our distance group competed this weekend and it's fun to see the training plan that Coach Deaton puts together for his group come together when it counts. I think our team is ready for the mental break that the upcoming spring break week provides as we have had a pretty hard last couple of weeks with academic stress and training stress adding up. I thought Genesis Leggett had a solid first outdoor meet in the throws and CJ Stone ran a good 100m race with a lifetime PR in the cold and rain. Our young team will continue to use these opportunities to gain experience and grow as we look towards conference in April."
-Head Coach Luke Syverson