FAIRFAX, Va. – The Bridgewater College men's track and field team registered top three efforts in four events against DI and DII competitors at the GMU Patriot Games on Saturday.
Bridgewater placed fourth in the team standings behind 54 total points.
Daniel Breedlove paced Bridgewater by winning the 500-meter in 1:07.68. His time ranks second in the BC all-time performance list. Rookie Ryan Mays claimed third on a time of 1:09.57 seconds and Christopher Moore finished the event in 1:12.52.
Brandon Christian ran the best 200-meter dash of his career to finish second on a scorching PR time of 22.88 seconds. The personal-best time stands second in the ODAC charts. Breedlove chimed in at 23.79 seconds to win his heat, while Donovan Hollins recorded a time of 23.87 seconds.
Alex Galloway made his season debut in the 400-meter, clocking in at 50.52 seconds for third place and the fastest time in the conference. Kevin Hasenecz was second in his heat on a time of 55.24 seconds, and Sam Smith clocked in at 55.90 seconds.
In the triple jump, Darin Council hit a big PR mark of 14.41m (47-3.50ft) for third place and the #6 spot in the NCAA Division III charts. Christian also set a new personal record in the event on a leap of 14.03m (46-0.50ft) for fifth.
Council and Prescott Terrell took up the 10th and 11th spots in the shot put. Council notched a distance of 13.30m (43-7.75ft) and Terrell recorded a personal-best toss of 13.24m (43-5.25ft). In the weight throw, Terrell earned fourth on a strong heave of 14.39m (47-2.50ft) and Council notched a mark of 12.09m (39-8.00ft) for 16th in a deep field.
Breedlove competed in the long jump, landing 6.31m (20-8.50ft) in the sand to take 11th place.
Galloway, Davis and Hollins cracked the top 18 in the 60-meter preliminaries to advance to the semifinals. During the next round, Galloway led the Eagles with an 11th place finish on 7.24 seconds, while was Davis (7.28 seconds) 13th and Hollins (7.37 seconds) 16th overall.
In the 800m, Ian Vest posted a time of 2:18.32 and Joey Walsh crossed the finish line in 2:20.93. Shane Gibson (2:45.24) and Johnny Haizel-Cobbina (2:45.47) were 16-17 in the 1000m. Gibson (4:38.09) was also 20th out of 48 athletes in the one mile run.
Haizel-Cobbina completed the mile run in 4:40.76 to claim 25th place. A group of Adam Bailey, Sam Smith, Mays and Vest finished the distance medley in 11:30.48. Moore ran the 60-meter hurdles in 9.39 seconds.
The Eagles are back in action on Feb. 10-11 at the Roanoke Invitational in Salem, Va.