The Heidelberg track and field program enjoyed a successful day at the Capital Classic in Bexley on Saturday. The women’s team raced, jumped and threw their way to a third place finish, while the men finished fifth.
On the women’s side, Heidelberg won three events.
Marian Bevington (Celina/Parkway) won the triple jump with a distance of 10.28m. Bevington finished fourth in high jump, topping out at 1.48m.
Mary Beth Boyden (Somerset/Sheridan) won the shot put and weight throw events. Boyden threw the shot 12.25m and the weight 13.66m. Teammate Brittany Tatum (Cleveland/Trinity) placed in both events as she finished seventh in shot at 10.79m and fourth in weight at 13.15m. Madison Haasz (Canton/Jackson) finished sixth in weight at 12.47m while Sam Auchmuty (Cygnet/Elmwood) finished eighth at 12.06m.
Taylor Dillon (Woodstock/Triad) took two seconds off of her personal record in the 400m dash. With a time of 1:06.08, Dillon placed sixth.
Sophie Goobic (Canton, NY/Williams) placed second in the 1000m with a time of 3:15.35.
On the men’s side, the 4x200 relay team finished second. Donteea Dye (Fairfield), Larry Massey (Royal Oak, MI/Groves), Desmond Vaughn (Cortland/Lakeview) and anchor Collin Fischer (Metamora/Evergreen) clocked in at 1:33.01.
Kurt Gibson (Deshler/Patrick Henry), Avery Gatchell (Fostoria/Hopewell-Loudon), Fischer and Jacob Berryman (Fremont/Ross) placed third in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:32.46.
In the 200m, Dye finished fourth with a time of 23.01. Alex Casebolt (Howard/East Knox) took seventh with 23.12.
Senior Dustin Kuess (Coldwater) finished third in the 3000m with a time of 9:23.16.
In the 5000m, Kevin Neel (Wellington/New London) solidified his spot in the conference meet, running 16:09.78.
Gage Falcone (Fairview) led the throwers, finishing sixth in shot at 13.30m and fifth in weight at 14.08m.
“I was pleased with Kevin Neel’s efforts and it was great to see Taylor Dillon PR in the 400,” said head coach Briana Hess. “Our throwers did really well and seem poised to help lead our team next week.”
The indoor track and field season continues next week at the OAC Indoor Championships hosted by Ohio Northern.