Women’s Track Takes Third at Season Opener

Women’s Track Takes Third at Season Opener

By Rhett Butler, Sports Information Assistant

MOUNT BERRY, Ga. - The Berry College Women’s Track and Field Team hosted the Victor Icebreaker Duals at Valhalla Stadium on Saturday with 5 DII schools and 5 DIII schools present. Berry took third overall behind the University of West Georgia and Shorter University.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

THROWS

  • Alexa Bilsky won the Javelin while teammate Carson Butler took runner-up honors in her first Javelin completion and on one week of practice
  • Rachel Bibbey took 2nd in the Hammer in her first Hammer competition. Teammate Carson Butler took 4th
  • Carson Butler took 2nd in the Shot Put with a new PR of 11.18m
  • Freshman Rachel Bibbey won the Discus with a strong early season throw only 1’ off her lifetime PR.

JUMPS

  • Freshman Andrea Hill took 4th in the High Jump with a new PR of 1.46m
  • Freshman Elizabeth LaSelva took 3rd in the Pole Vault while teammate Hope Lovelady took 4th

TRACK

  • The Women’s 4x400 relay team of Madison Jacobs, Alainna Chretien, Danielle Patterson, and MaryBeth Rowland broke the Berry School Record
  • Danielle Patterson and Alainna Chretien went 1-2 in the 5000m
  • Freshman Abby Carroll won the 1500m in her outdoor debut
  • Freshman MaryBeth Rowland won the 800m
  • Bethany Terpin won the 3000m Steeplechase with teammates Meredith Herman and Alexa Bilsky going 3-4.
  • Berry Women swept the Distance Events winning the 800m, 1500m, 3000SC, and the 5000m.

WHAT THEY SAID:

“The women’s team performed great today. We finished third as a team behind two very strong DII programs in University of West Georgia and Shorter. We dominated the throws and distance events and that was without freshman Genesis Leggett in the throws, who was sitting out today and was our top thrower during the indoor season. We had a lot of PR’s across the board and got what we wanted out of this meet. It showed us where our strengths will be and also where we have some holes to fill and work on leading up to SAA’s in April. I’m excited to see these women continue to gel and get better in the next 8 weeks.” - Head Coach, Luke Syverson 

 

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