DeLacey Breaks Record, Freshmen Show Out as Track & Field Wraps Up Emory Meet

DeLacey Breaks Record, Freshmen Show Out as Track & Field Wraps Up Emory Meet

ATLANTA — Kelley DeLacey broke her own school record in the women’s pole vault after clearing 3.30 meters to headline some standout performances from the Berry track and field teams this weekend at the Emory Classic in Atlanta.

Over 30 colleges competed in the two-day meet, with the Viking women finishing 13th and the Viking men finishing 15th.

FRIDAY HIGLIGHTS:

  • Alexa Bilsky won the women’s javelin.
  • Dalton Sharpe placed 5th in the men’s javelin, throwing for a PR in the process.
  • Ashlee Golden ran a near two-minute PR to finish 14th in the women’s 10000m
  • Lillian Hamman finished 9th in the women’s 3000m steeplechase.

SATURDAY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • DeLacey’s record-breaking pole vault performance netted her a 5th place result.
  • Meredith Herman, Bethany Terpin, and Abby Carroll finished 6th, 7th, and 8th respectively in the women’s 1500m.
  • Will Knowlton finished 4th overall in the men’s 1500m.
  • Jordan Wilson, Nish Patel, and C.J. Stone all ran significant PR’s in the men’s 400m, with Wilson’s 11th place time of 49.26 setting a new freshman school record.

WHAT THEY SAID: COACH SYVERSON

“This was a solid meet for our team and capped off two big back-to-back meets at Emory. We had a number of strong PR’s and performances from our freshmen in several events, and in the areas where we didn’t PR, we competed well for the most part. We still have some work to do before the SAA Championships in four weeks and we have to do a better job of being consistent. We will take a small group to Auburn next weekend to chase some faster times while most of the team will get their last weekend off before a hectic final push to the season.” -Head Coach Luke Syverson

UP NEXT:

A small group will travel to Auburn University for the Auburn Tiger Classic next weekend, April 5th and 6th, while most of the team will get one last week off. Both squads will return to action at full strength for the Berry Field Day Invitational on April 12th and 13th.