By Meredith Herman, Sports Information Assistant
SEWANEE, Tenn. – The Berry College Track and Field Teams competed at the Sewanee Mountain Laurel Invitational on Friday, posting several high marks in advance of the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Championships next weekend.
While the competition was smaller, the Vikings still posted solid times, pulled out some last-minute PRs, and even broke a school record.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Jed Woodward placed 2nd in the men's shot put.
- Rachel Bibbey took first in the women's discus, earning a new PR.
- AJ O'Brien earned 5th in the men's long jump
- In the men's triple jump, AJ O'Brien took first with teammate Skyler Greenhaw taking 3rd.
- Senior Quincy Watford placed 3rd in the men's high jump.
- Elizabeth LaSelva sprang to 4th in the women's pole vault, with teammates Hope Lovelady and Kelley DeLacey not far behind, tying for 8th.
- Tucker Smith won the men's pole vault and Mitchell Brice placed 4th.
- George Saboura took 4th in the men's javelin.
- Berry's women showed up to perform in the 1,500m, with Abby Carroll, Julia Travis, MaryBeth Rowland, and Alexa Bilsky placing 2nd, 5th, 6th, and 7th.
- Parker Roberts raced to 6th place in the men's 1,500m.
- Tori Johnson took 3rd and 4th in the women's 100m and 400m hurdles.
- Rory Fleming won the Men's 110m hurdles.
- Alainna Chretien won the women's 800m, speeding to a new PR with a 2:18.57. Meredith Herman and Bethany Terpin were close by, placing 4th and 7th.
- Quincy Watford and Rory Fleming took 5th and 6th in the men's 200m dash.
WHAT THEY SAID
"This was a good last regular season tune-up before coming back to Sewanee next weekend for conference. Alainna's 800 and Rachel's Discus PR's were strong performances and fun to watch. For many of the events, wind was a factor, but it probably will be next weekend too so was good to figure that out. Both teams have their work cut out for them for us to reach our goal of having both teams finish in the top three. This is the strongest and deepest that our conference has been, so it will be an exciting meet and we look forward to it." – Head Coach Luke Syverson
The Vikings will travel back to Sewanee for the SAA Conference Championships on April 20-21.