COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - On Friday evening, the Bridgewater Eagles women's track and field team turned in a number of stellar efforts at the Ursinus Collegiate Open.
In the 60 meter dash, the Eagles had four finishers in the top 16 in the event. Junior Melanie Waters led the way for Bridgewater in the event with a 10th place showing. Waters finished with a time of 8.63 seconds.
Freshman Greer Brown led the way for the Eagles in the 200 meter dash. Brown crossed the line in a time of 28.76 seconds in the event.
Waters and Kristen Trice paced the Eagles in the 400 meter dash, with the junior placing 15th in a time of 1:03.78. Trice was close behind in 20th place with a time of 1:06.11.
Senior Whitney Fitzgerald cracked the top 10 in the 800 meter dash. Fitzgerald finished in a time of 2:36.68 to finish in sixth place. Freshman Emily Mellman also competed and finished in 14th place with a time of 2:41.62.
In the mile run, sophomore Zanny Ludtke led three Bridgewater runners in the top 10 in the event. Ludtke finished in fourth place with a time of 5:42.13. Freshman McKenzie McDonald finished in sixth place (5:44.90) while Fitzgerald was close behind in seventh place in a time of 5:46.49.
Brown and freshman Brooke Perdue went 4-5 in the 60 meter hurdles. Brown finished in a time of 9.65 seconds, while Perdue crossed the line with a 10.00 second performance.
In the field events, sophomore Brittany Kersey led the way in the high jump after attaining a height of 4 feet, 9 ¾ inches. Kersey's performance was good enough for sixth place overall.
Perdue paced the way in the pole vault with a ninth-place finish. The freshman reached a height of 7 feet, 6 ½ inches.
Brown and Conley turned in a pair of stellar performances in the long jump. Brown turned in a leap of 16 feet, 6 ½ inches to finish in fifth place, while Conley reached a distance of 14 feet, 10 inches which was good enough for eighth place.
In the triple jump, Brown finished in seventh place with a jump of 33 feet, 1 ¾ inches.
Finally, freshman Ally Smith led the Eagles in the shot put with a throw of 32 feet, 6 ¼ inches. Smith's efforts were good enough for an eighth place finish.
Bridgewater is back in action on Saturday, February 16 when it travels to Susquehanna for its final tune up before the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Indoor Championships. Start time at Susquehanna is set for 10 a.m.