Marietta, Ohio – February 27, 2010 - The Heidelberg University women's track and field team, under the guidance of second-year head coach Keith Roberts Jr. took home sixth-place honors at the 2010 Ohio Athletic Conference Championships hosted by Marietta College in the two-day event.
Despite being low in numbers, the Berg battled and came together as a team. “I’m really pleased how we fought,” said Roberts. “We did what we had to do and we showed that we are one of top schools in our conference.”
Ohio Northern University won the team title with 122 points, followed by Marietta with 104 points and Baldwin-Wallace College with 99 points. Heidelberg finished with 74 points.
Heidelberg combined to bring home four championships and three individual All-OAC honors.
Senior Judy Bataille (Felicity, Ohio / Felicity-Franklin) received Fred Raizk Most Outstanding Sprint Athlete honors in 2010. Bataille claimed the OAC title in the 200m Dash with both a facility and championship record time of 25.00 seconds. She also took runner-up in the 55m Dash after crossing the line in a NCAA Automatic Qualifying and tying the school record with a time of 7.00 seconds. Bataille was also a key member of the 4x200m Relay and 4x400m Relays, which both won OAC titles this season.
Freshman Marian Bevington (Celina, Ohio / Parkway) placed second in the 55 meter hurdles in the second fastest time in school’s history of 8.67. Bevington also earned second place honors in the high jump (5-02.50).
Heidelberg kicked off the running events with a victory in the 4x200m Relay. Jamie Depinet (New Riegel, Ohio / New Riegel), Alexis Goodman (Tiffin, Ohio / Columbian), Jazmine Shaw (Columbus, Ohio / Hamilton Township), and Bataille combined to run a time of 1:45.65.
Depinet reclaimed the OAC title in the 400m Dash as the 2007 champion and won with a school record of 58.80 seconds.
The Berg closed the women's competition with a victory in the 4x400m Relay when Depinet, Jessica Jones (Wauseon, Ohio / Wauseon), Shaw and Bataille crossed the finish line at 4:03.53.