The Heidelberg University men’s and women’s track and field teams returned to action on in Alliance, Ohio at the North Split Meet, hosted by the University of Mount Union. Once again the Heidelberg throwers had an impressive outing as sophomore Gage Falcone and freshman Mary Beth Boyden had a record-breaking day in Alliance.
Falcone led the Student Princes in the weight throw with his record-breaking throw of 14.90m (48-8). The toss was good enough for a fourth place finish overall.
Falcone followed his stellar weight throw performance with a heave of 14.67m (48-1) in the shot put, which was also landed him another fourth place overall.
“They – (the throwers) – are a very young group but we are very fortunate to have great leadership,” said Heidelberg throws coach C.J. Potter. “Our group is hungry to learn and develop and are a perfect example of how hard work can lead to success early in a college career.”
Boyden, coming off of her performance at the University of Findlay where she broke her own record in the weight throw a week ago, broke the Heidelberg record in the shot put. Her toss of 13.07m (42-8) claimed first place overall.
Boyden then went on to claim a second place finish in the weight throw with a heave of 13.79m (45-2). Boyden was bested by Carly Stock of Ohio Athletic Conference foe Mount Union.
“I couldn’t be happier to have such a positive and hard working group. They do everything we ask of them,” added Potter.
On the track, Heidelberg was led by Marian Bevington’s second place finish in the 60-meter hurdles. Bevington clocked a time of 9.42 in the preliminaries to qualify in the top spot for the finals. In the finals, Bevington clocked a 9.49, finishing behind Baldwin Wallace’s Melanie Winters who ran a 9.25 in the finals.
Bevington followed her second place finish in the 60-meter hurdles with a second place finish in the women’s long jump with a leap of 5.19m (17-0).
The Heidelberg men’s and women’s track and field team will return to action on Saturday, February 2, 2013 when they return the University of Findlay to compete in the Findlay Open.