NEW ORLEANS – The Bridgewater Eagles women's track and field team earned 112.63 total points to sit in seventh place in the South/Southeast Region rankings in polling announced by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Wednesday.
The Eagles are the fourth-highest ranked team from among the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with the other three squads earning top five nods.
Bridgewater had a number of stellar performances last weekend at the Susquehanna Classic, with the women's distance medley relay squad leading the way by snapping the school record in the event.
Junior Melanie Waters and freshman Kristen Trice were outstanding for the Eagles in the jump events, with the duo each cracking the top five in two events. In the long jump, Waters took home a third-place finish while Trice was close behind in fourth place. Trice followed up her stellar performance with a runner-up effort in the triple jump. Waters was right behind Trice in third place.
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.
Emory sits atop the regional rankings by a slim margin over Christopher Newport. Three ODAC teams round out the top five with Roanoke, Lynchburg and Washington and Lee rounding out the top five, respectively.
Bridgewater is back in action this weekend when it travels to Lynchburg for the Liberty University Open. Start time on Friday afternoon is set for 3 p.m.