Track & Field Posts High Marks at Emory Indoor Invite

Track & Field Posts High Marks at Emory Indoor Invite

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Berry College track and field teams continued their indoor season with a strong showing at the Emory Indoor Invitational at the Birmingham Crossplex on Sunday. Several personal bests were set and indoor school records were broken in the men's shot put and the women's 60 meter hurdles. 

Multiple freshmen earned marks that placed them on Berry's indoor top 10 lists.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Genesis Leggett won the women's weight throw with a mark of 16.09m to beat out Division I competitors from Troy and Jackson State. Leggett also placed 5th in the women's shot put after throwing for a mark of 12.00m
  • Jed Woodward placed 6th in the men's shot put after tossing for a new indoor school record of 14.10m
  • Freshman Mary Ashford Hyde, making her collegiate debut, broke the indoor school record in the women's 60 meter hurdles with a time of 10.07 seconds
  • Elizabeth LaSelva and Kelley DeLacey tied for 7th in the women's pole vault after clearing 2.95m
  • Tucker Smith placed 11th in the men's pole vault after clearing 3.95m

WHAT THEY SAID:

"Overall I thought it was a predictable but solid first meet back from break. We got a little tired and tight as the meet went on, so our performances weren't quite where we would want them to be but I thought we competed well. We are still working on a number of areas in practice that tend to pay bigger dividends later in the season. It will be good to compete with our full squad next weekend in Roanoke." -Head Coach Luke Syverson

UP NEXT:

The indoor season continues when the Vikings travel to compete in the Finn Pincus Invitational in Roanoke, Virginia this weekend, beginning Friday.