OBERLIN - The Heidelberg University men’s track and field team took home the title at the Bob Kahn Invitational hosted by Oberlin College. The women’s team finished sixth.
The men’s 4x400m relay team of Kurt Gibson (Deshler/Patrick Henry), Avery Gatchell (Fostoria/Hopewell-Loudon), Collin Fischer (Metamora/Evergreen) and Jacob Berryman (Fremont/Ross) finished first with a time of 3:28.89.
Senior Nate Davis (Dayton/Stivers) finished first in high jump and long jump. Davis cleared 2.09m on the high jump and leapt 7.02m in the long jump.
Toby Minster (Louisville) finished second to Davis in high jump with a height of 1.80m. Minster also finished second in the triple jump with a distance of 11.73m.
Gage Falcone (Fairview Park) led the men’s throwers. Falcone finished first in shot put (14.43m) and discus (41.83m). He added a second place finish in the hammer throw (47.43m)
Along with Falcone’s first place finish in the discus, Heidelberg throwers finished third, fourth, sixth, seventh and eighth in the event.
Robert Taw won the javelin with a throw of 54.53m.
Marian Bevington (Celina/Parkway) won the javelin throw with a throw of 37.14m, over four meters farther than the second place finisher.
Bevington also took home the women’s long jump title with a leap of 5.32m.
Freshmen Mary Beth Boyden (Somerset/Sheridan) and Madison Haasz (Canton/Jackson) finished first and third in the shot put. Boyden threw 13.24m while Haasz recorded a throw of 12.02m.
The track teams return to action next weekend at the All-Ohio Championships, hosted by Ohio Wesleyan.