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Men Place Third At ODAC Indoor Championships

Men Place Third At ODAC Indoor Championships

LYNCHBURG, Va. - The Bridgewater College men's track & field team placed third Friday at the ODAC Indoor Championship Meet held at Liberty University.

Lynchburg won the title with 163 points, comfortably ahead of Washington and Lee with 78. The Eagles finished with 67.5 points, followed by Guilford with 60, Virginia Wesleyan with 41, Eastern Mennonite with 28 and Roanoke with 27.5.

The Eagles did not win any individual events, but several strong efforts were turned in by the BC men.

The Eagles had a solid day in the sprints with runners placing in the 55, 200 and 400 meters.

Orlando Bryant placed fourth in the 55 meters with a time of 6.61 seconds, just ahead of teammate Cliff Woodard in fifth place with a time of 6.65. Bryant placed fifth in the 200 with a time of 23.24. Julius Delbridge finished sixth in the 200 with a time of  52.11.

The Eagles picked up two spots in the 800 with Tim Wisniewski taking second with a time of 1:59.81 and Paul Johnson placing third with a time of 2:00.46.

Bridgewater also grabbed three of the top six spots in the 55 meter hurdles, led by Daryus Beale in second place with a time of 7.85 seconds. Dalton Slagle placed fourth with a time of 7.99 and Ben Martindell finished fifth with a time of 8.16.

The Eagles also turned in a solid day in the field events.

Bridgewater took three places in the triple jump with Eugene Cummings finishing third with a best of 42 feet, 10.75 inches. Leigh Bradley took fifth at 41 feet, 8 inches and Beale placed sixth at 40 feet, 3.5 inches.

Keenan Fenwick added a fifth-place effort in the long jump with a best effort of 20 feet, 2.5 inches.

In the throws, Jacob Kroko placed second in the shot put at 46 feet, 3.5 inches. Kroko also finished second in the weight throw at 53 feet, 3.75 inches and O'Dale Laws placed sixth at 43 feet, 5.5 inches.

Washington and Lee's Alexander Tallman was named Athlete of the Meet and Freshman of the Year. Lynchburg's Doug Thomasey was named conference Coach of the Year and W&L's David Doobin was named the ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year,