By Meredith Herman, Sports Information Assistant
SEWANEE, Tenn. – The Berry College Track and Field teams will finally set their sights on the upcoming outdoor season after closing indoor competition in Sewanee this afternoon.
The meet featured several Southern Athletic Association (SAA) rivals, as the men's team earned a second place finish out of six teams.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Along with winning the men’s 55m hurdles and setting a new school record, Rory Fleming took 2nd in the 200m.
- Freshman Tucker Smith won the Men’s pole vault with a personal record of 4.55m (14’11”).
- Sophomore AJ O’Brien took 1st place in the Men’s shot put, in only his second time competing in the even with a throw of 12.40m.
- CJ Stone took 2nd place in the Men’s 55m, setting a new school record time of 6.57. Derrell Mims earned a 4th place finish in the event with a new personal record.
- Genesis Leggett won both the women’s shot put and weight throw.
WHAT THEY SAID:
“We traveled with a limited squad of field event athletes and the short sprint group today and came away with some good marks to end the indoor season on. While we competed well in many of the events, we still have some work to do if we want to be our best in April when it counts. We are looking forward to the outdoor season and being able to open up at home in two weeks as we are a much stronger outdoor team.” – Head Coach Luke Syverson
The Vikings open up their outdoor season with the Victor Icebreaker Duals at Berry on March 3rd.