NEW ORLEANS – The Bridgewater College men's track and field team is ranked #5 in the first release of the USTFCCCA South/Southeast Region poll.
Christopher Newport holds the #1 spot, followed by Emory, Washington and Lee and then Birmingham-Southern.
Bridgewater has five athletes with season-best efforts that rank inside the South/Southeast top eight performances.
Junior Darin Council holds top five regional marks in the two events. He is the only Eagle with a #1 mark, leaping 13.90m (45-7.25ft) in the triple jump at the CNU Quadrangular (Jan. 13). Council also recorded a distance of 13.59m (44-7ft) in the shot put that stands fourth in the S/SE charts.
Sophomore Brandon Christian is third in the region in the triple jump on a mark of 13.65m (44-9.50ft) and his distance of 6.67m (21-10.75ft) in the long jump ranks sixth.
Junior Prescott Terrell recorded a PR toss of 14.41m (47-3.50ft) in the weight throw that ranks #8.
Bridgewater will compete next on Saturday at the GMU Patriots Games hosted by George Mason in Fairfax, Va. at 10:00 a.m.