Men’s Track Second Overall at Season Opener

Men’s Track Second Overall at Season Opener

By Rhett Butler, Sports Information Assistant

MOUNT BERRY, Ga. — The Berry College Men’s Track and Field Team hosted the Victor Icebreaker Duals yesterday at Valhalla Stadium. With 5 DII schools and 5 DIII schools present, Berry was runner up only to DII Shorter University.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

 THROWS

  • Gino Fabrizio swept all of his throwing events finishing first in Shot Put, Hammer, and Discus.
  • Freshman Preston Palmer took runner up honors finishing 2nd in Discus
  • Jed Woodward finished runner up to Fabrizio in the Shot Put with a new PR

JUMPS

  • Ethan Caldwell PR’d in the Pole Vault finishing second.  Teammate Mitchell Brice finished 3rd
  • Quincy Watford PR’d in the High Jump with a 6’5.  Teammate Chris Lilly finished 3rd and added a 2nd place in the Triple Jump

TRACK

  • Rory Flemming finished 3rd in the 110H and 2nd in the 400H, both with new lifetime PR’s.
  • Men’s 4x400 Relay team of Logan Pittman, Brayden Fulton, Will Knowlton, and Alex Killingsworth, broke the Berry School Record.
  • Parker Roberts took 3rd in the 5000m with a new lifetime PR of 15:47.  Teammate Ebenezer Agaro also PR’d taking 7th
  • David Shankles and Rhett Butler went 2-3 in their 3000m Steeplechase debut.
  • CJ Stone and Quincy Watford went 6-7 in Men’s 100m both with new PR’s.  Stone came back to finish 6th in Men’s 200m with a solid early season time of 22.59.

WHAT THEY SAID:

“I thought this was a great first meet for us to get the outdoor season started. When scored as an invitational, our Men took 2nd place finishing only behind DII Shorter University but ahead of 3 other DII schools and finishing ahead of the 4 DIII schools. It is always fun to open up the season on your home track in front of friends and family and we had beautiful weather for early March.  This meet gives us a lot to celebrate and a lot to work on the rest of the season. I’m proud of the way our guys came out and competed. We had a lot of personal PR’s today and that is always fun to do the first meet of the season. At the same time, we left some points on the board in some typically strong events for us so that is what we will go into this next week looking to shore up.”

- Head Coach, Luke Syverson

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