For Immediate Release – 3/18/17 - #244
Berryman Crushes Record as WildCats Begin Outdoor Season
LEXINGTON, VA – The Randolph College women's track and field team began the outdoor portion of the schedule this weekend at the W&L Carnival. Despite top Division III teams from the region and the nation competing, as well as Division II schools, the highlight of the meet came from thrower Trevanna Berryman. Several other records fell during the meet for the WildCats.
Berryman competed in all four throwing events over the two days, but made her biggest mark in the discus. She won the event, with a new school record of 126'4.5". She was a foot better than her closest competitor at the meet, and beat the school-record by almost 20 feet. Also, the mark is the 11th-best in the nation this year.
However, she was not done with her outstanding showing. She also competed in the shot put and was almost as good. Berryman finished third in the event with a toss of 35'8.75". It set a new record for the event in outdoor history at Randolph. It is also the 34th-mark in the nation this year.
Along with Berryman's success, several others had outstanding meets as well.
Michaela Saunders grabbed her first school-record on Saturday. She ran in the 800-meter race and took fourth in her heat. The time of 2:40.84 set a best for the program.
Marisa Quarti almost joined both of them in setting new records, but she just missed out in the 100-meter hurdles. She finished seventh-overall (fifth in DIII) in a time of 16.98. Jordan Sheets was in the same spot as Quarti in nearly missing a record. She finished sixth in the 400-meter race in a time of 1:02.82. It was less than three-tenths of a second shy.
Sheets also had a successful day in the 200-meter race. She took ninth-overall with a time of 27.87. Jalil Penn was close behind in 13th with a time of 28.42.
Randolph will compete again next weekend, making a short trip across town for a meet. The WildCats will participate in the Dr. Jack M. Toms Invitational at Lynchburg College next Saturday. Events begin at 8 a.m.