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Heidelberg indoor track notes
March 5, 2010 - Zach Baker
Heidelberg's women's indoor track team, led by Judy Bataille, finished sixth at the Ohio Athletic Conference meet in Marietta this past weekend.
Bataille, who received the Fred Raizk Most Outstanding Sprint Athlete honor, claimed the title in the 200 dash ( a facility and OAC championship record 25 seconds), and took runner up in the 55 dash, tying the school record of seven seconds and gaining an automatic bid to the national meet later this month. Bataille also was part of the winning 4 x 200 and 4 x 400 relays.The 4 x 200 team includes New Riegel graduate Jamie Depinet and Columbian graduate Alexis Goodman, as well as Jazmine Shaw. The 4 x 400 team included Depinet, Shaw, and Bataille, as well as Jessica Jones.
The Heidelberg men placed third at the OAC meet, paced by Julius Higginbotham, who won the long jump at the meet for the third-straight year. Higginbotham jumped 7-6, good enough for a provisional qualifying mark for this months nationals.
Mark Childs also had a first-place finish for HU, winning the 500 in 1:06.70.
Devin Butcher finished second in the 5,000 meter run (15:25.10), while taking third in the 3,000 (8:54.06). Teammate Josh Lynch, a freshman, took second in the high jump (6-6 3/4).
The 4 x 4 team of Childs, Seth Robertson, Lance Kitchen and Terrance Horton finished second in 3:27.67.