TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The DC women’s track team picked up the outdoor season where they left the indoor season, with a win.
The Yellow Jackets completed the indoor season with a win at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Meet. They wasted no time getting started into the outdoor season, winning the Rose-Hulman Early Bird Invitational. They finished with 191 points, beating the second place team by 30 points.
Scoring 191 points takes a great effort from the team, which is exactly what DC got. Many of its athlete’s scored points for the Yellow Jackets, including 12 individuals that placed in at least one event inside the top three.
Kim Bingley (Ottawa, Ohio / Ottawa-Glandorf) wasted no time in getting started in the outdoor season. The multi-sport star placed in the top three in three different events. She picked up a win in the javelin throw, throwing for a distance of 34.02 meters. She then turned her attention to the track where she picked up a win and a second place finish in the 400-meter hurdles and the 100-meter hurdles, respectively. She ran a 1:08.41 in her 400-meter hurdles win and a 16.35 in the 100-meter hurdles.
Brooke Lime (Defiance, Ohio / Defiance) and Margaret Sarfino (Dayton, Ohio / Kettering Fairmont) joined in on Bingley’s hurdle success. Sarfino finished third in the 100-meter hurdles with a 16.55 and a second place finish in the 400-meter hurdles with a 1:10.69. Lime also did well in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing with a 1:13.06 for a third place finish and a Yellow Jacket sweep of the podium in the event.
Sarfino also saw success in the triple jump. Not only did she win the event with an 11.04 meter jump, she also broke the school record. She jumped over a meter farther than the second place finisher.
Waverly Weaks (Liberty Center, Ohio / Liberty Center) saw success in another jumping event for the Yellow Jackets. In the long jump, Weaks won the Early Bird Invitational with a distance of 5.04 meters.
Another podium sweep came in the javelin throw. Along with Bingley’s win, Colby Heeter (Bloomsburg, Pa. / Bloomsburg) and Kim Maro (Tunkhannock, Pa. / Tunkhannock) took second and third, respectively. Heeter threw for a distance of 31.62 meters with Maro close behind with a distance of 29.41 meters.
Freshman Sam Cook (Raiford, Fla. / Bradford County) saw a lot of success in her first outdoor meet in the throws. The freshman won both the shot put, with a throw of 11.48 meters, and discus, with a distance of 34.08 meters.
Joining Cook in the discus throw, Nicole Walls (Carleton, Mich. / Airport) placed second in the event. She threw for a distance of 29.41 meters.
Mollee Galloway (Marion, Ohio / Ridgedale) also saw success in throws for the Yellow Jackets. She placed second in the hammer throw with a distance of 30.68 meters.
Back on the track, freshman Micah Wilson (Mims, Fla. / Astronaut) continued her hot year. Wilson won both the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. The freshman ran a 13.06 in the 100 for the win. She then ran a 25.93 in the 200, winning the event by nearly a whole second.
Kelsey Bowling (Sidney, Ohio / Houston) provided a top three finish for the Yellow Jackets in the distance game. In the 5,000-meter run, Bowling finished third with a time of 21:28.44.
Kali George (East Palestine, Ohio / East Palestine) obtained a couple of second place finishes for DC on the day. In the 400-meter dash, George ran a 1:02.39 for the runner-up spot. She then jumped a height of 1.51 meters in the high jump to finish second in that event.
DC will be back in action on Saturday, March 29 when they host the Dick Small Invitational.