Berea, Ohio – May 27, 2010 - Freshman long jumper Marian Bevington (Celina, Ohio / Parkway) earned a spot on the Division III All-American Outdoor Track and Field Championship team. The event is hosted by Baldwin-Wallace College.
Her first of three finals’ jump of 18’03” earned her an eighth place finish.
Bevington becomes the fourth All-American in Heidelberg women's outdoor track and field team's history and the first ever in women's long jump.
“I’m really proud of her,” said second-year head coach Keith Roberts Jr. “She continues to improve every week.”
In the preliminaries, Bevington's leap of 18’04” advanced her to the finals. “It was a sweet feeling when I heard my name for spot in the finals,” Bevington said. “I wasn’t sure if I made the top nine, but when I found out that I did, I was really excited.
In high school, Bevington had her career best of 17’10”. Today, on the biggest stage, she cleared 18 feet four of her six jumps. “The difference of my high school approach compared to college is consistency,” Bevington said. “My approach to the event is different.”
With earning All-American in her first-year at the collegiate career, Bevington will not be complacent. “I want to keep improving,” she said. “I still have three more years; I want to continue to improve as I go on.”