ROME, Ga. — The Berry track and field teams sent out their 18 seniors in style this past weekend, recording several lifetime PR’s and breaking a school record at the Berry Field Day Invitational.
The men finished in third place after the two-day meet, ending up only 1.5 points behind second place Emory. On the women’s side, the Vikings finished 7th overall out of 21 competing colleges.
Saturday saw Clark Track at Valhalla play host to “Pack the House” festivities that included an Alumni Mile, a Kids’ Dash, and an Intramural Relay.
- Tucker Smith won the men’s pole vault and led a Berry 1-3-5-8 finish in the event
- Senior Kelley DeLacey took 2nd place in the women's pole vault with a new lifetime PR of 3.33m, breaking her own school record
- Genesis Leggett and Denae Rivera took 3rd and 6th, respectively, in the women's hammer throw. Rivera's throw of 41.19 ft was nearly a 10ft PR and is ranked #4 in the SAA
- Senior Will Knowlton placed 4th in the Men's 1,500m
- Meredith Herman and senior Bethany Terpin went 3-4 in the Women's 5,000m
- Senior CJ Stone tied for first in the men's 200m with a new lifetime PR of 21.80
- Senior Jed Woodward and Dalton Sharpe went 1-2 in the men's shot put
- Sharpe came back later in the day to take 2nd in the men's javelin with a new lifetime PR of 49.50m
- Denae Rivera threw a 9ft PR in the women's discus to finish 5th in the event
- Senior Alexa Bilsky finished 2nd in the women's javelin
- Senior Will Knowlton finished 4th in the men's 800m with a seasonal PR
WHAT THE COACH SAID:
“This is always a great meet for us. Getting to compete at home in front of family and peers and honor our seniors is a blessing. This meet served as a great barometer of where we are at with two weeks left to go before SAA's.” --Head Coach Luke Syverson
A limited squad will compete at Mount Laurel Twilight in Sewanee, Tennessee this coming Friday, April 19th, before the whole team travels to Conway, Arkansas the following weekend for the SAA Conference Championships.