Fleet of Foot

Berry College recently hosted the inaugural Victor Ice-Breaker Dual at Clark Track and Dickey Field in Valhalla as well as the 8th annual half marathon.

The track and field meet served as the informal opening of both the Clark Track and Dickey Field featuring almost 600 participants from 12 colleges representing NCAA DII, DIII and NAIA divisions. Overall, Berry men finished third behind NCAA DII Shorter University and NAIA Reinhardt University and Berry women finished fourth. Both men and women finished as the top DIII school in the meet.

Additional results are available at http://www.berryvikings.com/sports/mtrack/2015-16/releases/201603060iebed

“Eight months ago, I had the privilege of making Berry my home,” freshman pole vaulter Reagan Pifer said. “Finally after five months of training, it was surreal for me to get to be a part of history and compete on our own turf as a Viking. I can’t wait for future freshmen to experience that feeling of fighting at home because it is truly special.”

The Berry Half Marathon/10k/5k races brought hundreds of runners and walkers to campus. This included students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors from across the country.

Berry’s scenic campus welcomed the competitors for an ideal running experience with its breathtaking landscape and ideal location for a race of this degree.

“This was my first ever 10k and my first race since high school” said senior Colleen Curlee. “It was really fun and inspiring to see all of the dedicated runners out there and there was a lot of positive energy. It was definitely a great experience!”

The proceeds from the race benefit the Berry College Elementary and Middle School. Results from the race can be found at http://berryhalf.com/2016-results/

Full meet results can be found at www.ptgrouponline.com

Written by Public Relations Student Assistant Alexi Bell. Photos by Student Photographer Sara Leimbach.