Three members of the Heidelberg University women’s track and field squad traveled to North Central College in Naperville, IL. to compete in the Gregory Invitational. Senior Marian Bevington (Celina/Parkway), sophomore Ally Blum (Galion/Northmor) and freshman Mary Beth Boyden (Somerset/Sheridan) were the three Student Princes that competed over the weekend.
Boyden led the Heidelberg women with her first place finish in the women’s shot put. Boyden tossed 13.25-meters (43-09.75) in the finals to claim top honors.
Bevington was the most active Student Prince as she competed in the women’s 110-meter hurdles and long jump on Thursday and Friday. Bevington’s highest finish was in the women’s long jump. The Student Prince leaped 5.26-meters (18-07.25) in the finals to secure second place.
In the qualifying heat of the 110-meter hurdles, Bevington clocked a time of 14.74 to qualify in the seventh position. In the finals, the Student Princes ran a 15.20 to earn fifth place overall.
Blum’s tenth place finish in the women’s javelin rounded out the Heidelberg squad in Naperville. The sophomore marked a throw of 38.44-meters (126-01) for tenth.
Next weekend, senior Nate Davis (Dayton/Stivers), Bevington and Boyden will try their talents against the nations best at the Division III National Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
The Championships will be ran at the Roger-Harring Stadium at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex.
Action from Wisconsin-La Crosse is slated to begin on Thursday, May 23.