Throwers, Sprinters Show Out at Birmingham Indoor Challenge

Throwers, Sprinters Show Out at Birmingham Indoor Challenge

By Meredith Herman, Sports Information Assistant

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Berry College track and field teams returned from the Birmingham Indoor Challenge on Monday evening sporting strong marks across the board. 

On the women's side, the meet was highlighted by sophomore thrower Genesis Leggett who tossed a 5' personal best in the weight throw to place her No. 12 in the event in all of NCAA Division III. Her 17.09m throw built on her previous school record. Abby Carroll also had a strong outing in the 3,000m, winning the event with a time of 10:41.00.

For the men, sprinters CJ Stone and Quincy Watford went 2-3 in the 60m dash, finishing behind only the defending national champion. Stone also set new indoor school records in the 60m and the 200m. Ethan Caldwell took the top spot in the men's pole vault, while Jed Woodward won the men's shot put as well. 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Genesis Leggett won both the shot put and weight throw, tossing a 5' personal record in the weight throw with a 17.09m.
  • CJ Stone and Quincy Watford took 2nd and 3rd in the 60m dash, finishing behind only the defending national champion.
  • Stone's 7.03 in the 60m dash and his 22.50 in the 200m set new indoor school records.
  • Ethan Caldwell took the top spot in the men's pole vault.
  • Rory Fleming sped to 2nd place in the 60m hurdles with a 9.14.
  • Will Knowlton placed 3rd in the Men's 800m, running a 1:59.59.
  • Abby Carroll finished first in the 3,000m with a time of 10:41.00.
  • Elizabeth LaSelva placed second in the women's pole vault.
  • Jed Woodward won the men's shot put with a 13.45m toss.
  • Quincy Watford took 1st in the men's high jump.

WHAT THEY SAID

"Overall, this was a really good meet for us. We definitely bounced back from a performance standpoint after Thursday. Each performance was either a career personal best, indoor personal best, or lifetime personal best. It's good to see where we stand with other competitors in our conference." -Head Coach, Luke Syverson

UP NEXT

The Vikings head to Sewanee to compete in the Sewanee Indoor Invitational on Saturday.