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Women’s Track and Field Moves Up to Seventh in the Region

Women’s Track and Field Moves Up to Seventh in the Region

NEW ORLEANS – The Bridgewater Eagles women's track and field team moved up from eighth place into seventh with 102.33 total points, passing Trinity (Texas) in the latest United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) South/Southeast Region rankings released on Wednesday morning.

The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) provides solid competition as they sit three other teams, Lynchburg, Roanoke, and Washington and Lee, in the top five, respectively.

This past weekend at the Ursinus Invitational in Collegeville, Pa., with a stellar performance in the long jump event, freshman Greer Brown made her way into the regional rankings. Brown turned in a leap of 16 feet, 6 ½ inches to finish in fifth place overall, but landing her in a tie for the number seven spot in the region.

Several other athletes have made their way into the regional rankings from their performances this season.

The quartet for the distance medley relay, consisting of Makenzie McDonald, Emily Mellman, Morgan Keplinger, and Olivia Mills, currently sits in fourth place in the region with a time of 13:17.17.

The Eagles sit atop the region in the triple jump event, owning both the first and second place positions. Freshman Kristen Trice holds first with a distance of 36 feet, 4 ¼ inches, while fellow junior Melanie Waters is the runner-up with a measure of 35 feet, 2 inches.

Bridgewater is back in action today at the Lynchburg College meet in Lynchburg, Va. Start time is set for 5:30 p.m.