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Point Park men take 5th at W.Va. Wesleyan, Berry KIAC Athlete of the Week

March 30, 2015 at 11:15 p.m. ET

Shaun Berry is the KIAC Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week. Photo by Sam Robinson.


WEIRTON, W.Va. -- Point Park University men's outdoor track and field claimed fifth place of eight teams this past weekend at the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcat Classic on Saturday. When results became available Monday, they showed the Pioneers placing in many events, and it was freshman jumper Shaun Berry leading the way and earning KIAC Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week honors.

Conditions were brutal with temperatures less than 30 degrees and a wind chill under 20 degrees. Times and distances were adversely affected, but the Pioneers battled through the surroundings.

Berry, a graduate of Shadyside Academy, placed in all three jumping events. He was second in the high jump at 1.80 meters, third in the triple jump at 11.51 meters, and sixth in the long jump at 5.29 meters.

On the track, the Pioneers had Alexander Vaughn take second in the 400 meters at 52.10 seconds. DeAnthony Morgan came through with a third-place showing in the 200 meters at 23.54 seconds. Zachary Watt placed fourth in the 400 meters (52.89).

Also leading the Pioneers in various track events were Eric Torres in the 5,000 meters (9th, 16:26), Heath Hougas in the 1,500 meters (10th, 4:23.48) and John Wiley in the 800 meters (19th, 2:17.94).

Josh Wright placed fourth in the javelin at 39.06 meters and also placed 13th in the discus at 29.50 meters.

After Berry in sixth, the long jump saw Point Park's Eric Biggs (5.16 meters) and Isaiah Wright (5.13 meters) take seventh and eighth, respectively. After Berry in third, the triple jump had Derrick Mitchell (10.97) and Biggs (10.86) as the next two finishers.

Point Park will be in action next on Thursday at the Slippery Rock Open. The meet begins at 12 p.m. Follow the Pioneers on Twitter @PointParkSports