TIFFIN -- The Heidelberg University track teams began their indoor schedule this past Saturday at the Tiffin Alumni Open. Competing with a small group, the squad was looking to build heading into the holiday season.
Head coach Joe Yoder liked the way his athletes competed at the first contest of the year: "We had some good performances, Wes had his best opening meet ever off a short approach, Dan ran a very good 300 and Kelsey and Haley getting big PR's at the first meet was definitely a highlight. It's always good to see where we are at before going on break. It lets our athletes have some confidence going into Christmas break and also reminds them that we have a lot of work to do."
Below is a breakdown of the top performances on the day for the Student Princes.
Men's High Jump: Wes Fritz placed second in the high jump, clearing 1.99m.
Men's 300m Dash: Dan Stoll finished third overall with a time of 35.96 seconds.
Men's 400m Dash: Kenny Beucler crossed fourth overall in 52.12 seconds.
Men's Weight Throw: Ben Gutzky placed 6th in the weight throw with a heave of 16.63m.
Women 200m Dash: Freshman Arinn Hayes placed eighth overall with a time of 27.13 seconds.
Women Long Jump: Hayes also finished sixth in the long jump with a launch of 5.19m.
Additionally, Kelsey Jakubcin threw a new personal record in the women's weight throw with a 11.47m, beating her old mark by over a meter.
Haley Wulff also set a new PR in the indoor shot put with a toss of 10.88m.
The Student Princes will be off until January 12, 2019 when they participate in the Findlay - Northwest Ohio Open in Findlay, Ohio.