The Heidelberg University track and field team competed at two meets this weekend.
At Friday's Mid-February Meet hosted by Baldwin Wallace, the men's team finished 11th while the women finished 14th. On Saturday at the All-Ohio Meet hosted by Otterbein, the women finished 12th and the men finished 15th.
"We had several outstanding individual and group performances," said head coach Briana Hess.
Friday's highlight was the men's 4x400 relay team's second place finish. The quartet of freshmen, Jacob Berryman (Fremont Ross), Avery Gatchell (Fostoria/Hopewell-Loudon), Kurt Gibson (Deshler/Patrick Henry) and Collin Fischer (Metamora/Evergreen), shaved eight seconds off their season best as they ran 3:30.72.
Fischer finished fourth in the 400 meter dash with a time of 53.55.
On the women's side, Bobbi Custer (Woodstock/Triad) placed third in the 1000 meter run at 3:20.51.
In her first-ever indoor 5000 meter run, freshman Lorin Conti (Milford) finished with a time of 20:42.
On Saturday, everyone set personal records for Heidelberg.
Mary Beth Boyden (Somerset/Sheridan) won the shot put with a throw of 12.56m. Boyden finished third in the weight throw with a toss of 14.81m.
En route to a third place finish in the men's 60m dash, Donteea Dye (Fairfield) tied the Heidelberg record with a time of 6.95.
The runners, jumpers and throwers will return to action next weekend at the Meindel Last Call Meet hosted by Capital University. Heading into the Meindel Last Call Meet, the Heidleberg men's program is ranked 27th in the nation without the talents of returning All-American jumper Nate Davis, who is still competing with the Heidelberg men's basketball team.