ATLANTA — The Berry track and field teams closed out competition at the two-day Emory Invitational in Atlanta on Saturday, breaking a Division III-era school record and recording several PR’s along the way.
The women’s team finished 12th overall out of 31 schools, placing ahead of Division I UT-Chattanooga along with three other Division II schools.
The men’s team finished 17th overall out of 27 schools scored.
Tucker Smith recorded the second-best mark in school history in the men’s pole vault after clearing 4.75 meters to finish first in the event. Going into this weekend, 4.75 meters would have given him the second highest mark in the nation this year.
Meredith Herman placed first in the women’s steeplechase on Friday night after finishing with a time of 11:30.74. Herman leads the nation in the event.
- Genesis Leggett placed first in the women’s shot put after tossing 12.40 meters. Leggett leads the South Region and is top ten in the country for the event.
- Kelley DeLacey placed fifth in the women’s pole vault after clearing 3.15 meters.
- In addition to Smith, Mitchell Brice and Braden Jarvis also earned points for the Vikings in the men’s pole vault, placing seventh and eighth respectively with huge PR’s. All four Berry men’s vaulters are ranked within the top fifty of Division III.
- Dalton Sharpe, Antonio Brown, and Jared Ogle all threw for PR’s in the men’s shot put.
The Viking track and field teams will head back to Atlanta next weekend for the Emory Classic.