T&F: Berg victorious at #JennaStrong

(Doug Sampson/File Photo)
(Doug Sampson/File Photo)

WILMINGTON, Ohio -- A little snow could not hold back the Heidelberg University outdoor track & field teams, as both the women and the men won the #JennaStrong Invitational hosted by Wilmington College. The men had a narrow win in a 12-team field while the women cruised to victory in the 10-team field.

"Our athletes showed up and battled in less-than-ideal conditions," said head coach Joe Yoder. "With our conference meet being so early, we have to get these early meets in to qualify. Our team did a great job of hitting a lot of qualifying marks today."

Top finishes:

Women's 800m -- The Berg swept the podium in the 800. Sarah Hunter (2:28.97) was first, Rachel House (2:30.86) was next, then Amanda Elkins (2:33.51) was third.

Men's Steeple -- It was a 1-2 finish for The Berg. Alec Waterston (10:41.42) won and Dakota Freeman (10:48.55) was second.

Women's 1500m -- Another 1-2 finish for the Tricolor … House won with a 4:57.39. Elkins was next with a 5:11.67.

Women's 400m Hurdles -- Allison Schwarzbek won with a time of 1:07.56.

Women's Long Jump -- Winner Olivia Hipp's best leap (16-9.25") was her last one.

Women's 5K -- Miranda Shaffer took top honors with a 19:54.26.

Women's 4x400m Relay -- Schwarzbek, Erica Campbell, House and Kelsey Grove won with a time of 4:17.22.

Men's 800m -- Tim Faiken was second and Jerrod Lyon was third -- both less than a half-second off the leader. Faiken clocked a 2:02.73 and Lyon had a 2:02.99.

Women's 200m -- Grove (26.48) scored eight points with a second-place finish.

Men's 200m -- Dan Stoll was second with a time of 22.62.

Women's Javelin -- Hipp was second with a throw of 96-1", a mere four inches off the lead.
Men's 4x400m Relay -- Lyon, Tim Faiken, Kenny Beucler and Stoll were second with a time of 3:23.84

Men's High Jump -- Wes Fritz and Ryan Edwards each cleared 6-1.5", taking second and third.