Delaware, Ohio – April 17, 2010 – Paced by four first-place finishes, the Heidelberg University men’ s track and field team, under the guidance of second-year head coach Keith Roberts Jr., finished second at the 2010 All-Ohio Championships hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University.
Heidelberg tallied 108 points, to follow champion Ohio Wesleyan (143). Rounding out the top-five was Mount Union College (85), Ohio Northern University (78), and Baldwin-Wallace College (70).
All together the Berg had 14 top-five finishes, including four first places and four runner-ups.
Placing in two events to lead the way was senior Mark Childs (New Albany, Ohio / New Albany). Childs earned a first-place finish in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:56.04. Childs was also on the 4x400 meter relay team that took home first with a time of 3:18.62. Sophomore Josh Bowmar (Marengo, Ohio / Highland), freshman Joseph Yoder (West Liberty, Ohio / West Liberty Salem), and junior Terrence Horton (Pickerington, Ohio / Pickerington) were the other three members of the relay.
Horton also took second place in the 400 meter dash with a time of 49.40.
Senior Julius Higginbotham (Elyria, Ohio / Elyria) followed Childs’s lead with two top-2 finishes. Higginbotham took first in the long jump with a leap of 6.73m. He was also part of the 4x100 meter relay that finished in 42.25, good for second-place. Other members of the relay were senior Paris Hilliard (Lorain, Ohio / Admiral King), freshman Justin Burnett (Springfield, Ohio / Northwestern), and freshman Gibril Kamara (Westerville, Ohio / Central).
Rounding out the first place finishes for the Berg was senior Devin Butcher (Bowling Green, Ohio / Bowling Green). Butcher ran a 31:49.02 in the 10,000 meter run.
Also finishing big in the long distance events was sophomore Jordan Karnes (Edgerton, Ohio / Edgerton). Karnes ran in the 3,000 meter steeplechase and crossed the finish line at 9:25.66. It was .66 seconds away from earning a NCAA provisional mark.
Also making his presence felt in the field was freshman Nate Davis (Dayton, Ohio / Stivers School for the Arts). Davis earned second place in the high jump, with a leap of 6-07.50. Freshman Josh Lynch (Dayton, Ohio / Meadowdale) was right behind Davis, capturing third with a 6-06.00 mark.