Women's Track and Field Team Opens Second Half of Season at Susquehanna
SELINSGROVE, Pa. - The Bridgewater Eagles women's track and field team opened up the second half of the indoor track and field season on Friday evening at the Susquehanna Classic.
In the long jump, junior Melanie Waters was stellar for the Eagles taking home a third-place finish. Waters posted a mark of 16 feet, 3 inches to top freshman teammate Kristen Trice who finished in fourth place. Trice turned in a jump of 15 feet, 10 ½ inches.
Trice followed up her stellar performance with a runner-up effort in the triple jump. The freshman stuck her first jump and reached a distance of 36 feet, 1 and 1/4 inches. Waters was right behind Trice in third place with a 35 feet, 1 and 1/4 inch jump.
Freshman Brooke Perdue led the way for the Eagles in the hurdle events, reaching the finals of the 60 meter hurdles. Perdue finished in a fourth place after crossing the line in a time of 10.80 seconds.
In the distance medley relay, Bridgewater took home the top spot in the four-team field. The Eagles quartet of Makenzie McDonald, Emily Mellman, Morgan Keplinger and Olivia Mills were victorious with a finishing time of 13:17.17.
A pair of freshmen were the top performers in the 60 meter dash. Perdue finished in 18th place with a time of 8.84 seconds, while fellow freshman Alexis McCloud finished right behind Perdue in 19th place in a time of 8.86 seconds.
Sophomore Elizabeth Styles was Bridgewater's top performer in the mile run. Styles crossed the line in a time of 6:01.39.
Mills led the way for the Eagles in the 3,000 meter run. Mills took home the runner-up spot in a time of 10:53.74, while sophomore Zanny Ludtke finished in fourth place with a time of 11:07.31.
Keplinger was victorious in her section of the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:05, good enough for fifth place overall in the event.
McDonald paced the way for Bridgewater in the 800 meter run. The freshman finished in seventh place in the event with a time of 2:34.47.
In the 200 meter dash, Waters took home the top spot in her heat with a time of 27.98 seconds. The finish for Waters was good enough to place her in sixth place in the event.
Sophomore Erin Parker was Bridgewater's lone competitor in the pole vault. Parker attained a height of eight feet, six inches to finish in 12th place overall.
Bridgewater freshman Brittany Kersey was the Eagles' top finisher in the high jump. The sophomore cleared the bar with a height of four feet, seven and three-quarter inches.
The Eagles are back in action on Saturday when they travel to Blacksburg for the Hokie Invitational.