By Meredith Herman, Sports Information Assistant
ROME, Ga. – On Saturday, the Berry College Track and Field teams competed alongside 18 other schools on home turf in the Victor Icebreaker Duals. On both the men's and women's side, the teams went 2-0 in their dual meet scoring verses Sewanee and Oglethorpe.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Abby Carroll and Alainna Chretien finished 2-4 in Women's 5,000m, both setting new personal records.
- Elizabeth LaSelva and Kelley DeLacey tied for 3rd in pole vault.
- Genesis Leggett won the Discus and took 2nd in both the Shot Put and Hammer, while also finishing 4th in the Javelin.
- Alexa Bilsky took 2nd in the women's javelin.
- Rachel Bibbey took 2nd in discus.
- CJ Stone took 6th in the 100m and 4th in the 200m, both with new lifetime PR's.
- Bray Fulton ran a 1:59 in the 800m, placing 3rd.
- Rory Fleming won the 400m hurdles and took 5th in the 110m hurdles.
- Tucker Smith won pole vault with teammates Ethan Caldwell and Mitchell Brice tying for 3rd, both with setting new PR's.
- Jed Woodward and AJ O'Brien took 2nd and 5th respectively in the shot put.
- George Saboura won the men's javelin, with Christopher Damsma taking 3rd in his first college meet and first time throwing the Javelin.
WHAT THEY SAID
"I'm pleased with the way our teams competed today for the most part in our first outdoor meet. We did a lot of things well and were really close in others. On the men's side, we had a few mental mistakes in the triple jump, high jump and 4x100m relay that would have given us enough points to win the meet outright but hopefully we learn from those. The women looked strong and were only a few points out of finishing 3rd as a team behind two perennially ranked DII programs. It was great to compete at home in front of family and our peers and look forward to getting stronger as the season progresses." – Head Coach Luke Syverson
The Vikings will be competing at the Shamrock Invitational in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on March 15-17.