The Heidelberg University men’s and women’s track and field team traveled to Ada, Ohio and the campus of Ohio Northern University for the Ohio Athletic Conference Indoor Championships.
The Heidelberg men finished seventh and the Heidelberg ladies finished eighth collecting 43 and 36 points respectively.
Freshman Mary Beth Boyden (Somerset/Sheridan) and senior Nate Davis (Dayton/Stivers) took top honors for the Berg, finishing first in the women’s shot put and first in the men’s high jump.
Davis, just removed from men’s basketball season, entered the high jump finals unseeded. Davis jumped 6-10.25, missing the conference record by half of an inch.
Davis followed his first place performance in the high jump with a top five finish in the long jump. Davis leaped 21-11.50 for a fifth place finish.
Boyden entered the women’s shot put finals as the number one seeded thrower. In the finals, Boyden heaved 43-03.00 to claim first.
Boyden followed her first place performance in the shot put with a fourth place finish in the women’s weight throw. Mary Beth entered the weight throw as the number two seed, having thrown 48-07.25 earlier this season. In the finals, Boyden tossed 47-05.75.
Freshman Madison Haasz (Canton/Jackson) had a stellar performance in the women’s shot put at the OAC Championships with a throw of 38-07.50. The toss was enough for fourth place in Ada.
Senior Marian Bevington (Celina/Parkway) placed fourth in the 60-meter hurdles clocking a time of 9.44 in the final heat. Marian also competed in the
women’s long jump, finishing fourth with a jump of 17-00.75.
Junior Sophie Goobic (Canton, N.Y./Hugh C. Williams) led the female distance runners in Ada finishing in the top ten in the 1000-meter and 3000-meter run.
Goobic clocked a time of 3:12.94 in the 1000-meter run, placing eighth out of 12 competitors. In the 3000-meter run, Goobic would rally from her eighth place finish in the 1000. Sophie clocked a time of 10:46.88 for sixth place.
On the men’s side, sophomore Donteea Dye (Fairfield) ran his way to a second place finish in the 60-meter dash in his first OAC Track and Field Championships.
Dye clocked a time of 7.01 in the preliminaries to qualify in second.
In the finals heat, Dye shaved off three-tenths of a second from his preliminary time, running a 6.98. Dustin Matak from the University of Mount Union, who ran an Ohio Athletic Conference record, 6.93, bested Dye in the final heat.
Sophomore thrower Gage Falcone (Fairview) continued his respectable year in the throwers circle with a third place finish in the men’s shot put. His throw of 49-10.00 is a personal best. Falcone followed his fourth place finish in the shot put by claiming seventh place in the weight throw with a heave of 47-11.00 in the finals.
Freshman Jacob Berryman (Fremont/Fremont Ross) led the Heidelberg men’s mid-distance runners at the OAC Championships. Berryman finished sixth in the 800-meter run, clocking a time of 1:59.27.
The Heidelberg men’s and women’s track and field team return to action on Saturday, March 2, 2013, when they travel to Alliance, Ohio for the Mount Union Last Chance Meet, hosted by the University of Mount Union.