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Trice, Waters Win Events at ODAC Championship Meet; Trice Earns Rookie of the Year

Trice, Waters Win Events at ODAC Championship Meet; Trice Earns Rookie of the Year

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Freshman jumper Kristen Trice wins the high jump and triple jump events, earning her Rookie of the Year honors at the ODAC Women's Track and Field Indoor Championships hosted by Roanoke College at Liberty University.

Freshman Kristen Trice makes her debut at the ODAC Championship meet this year and takes home individual titles in the high jump and triple jump events. In the high jump, the top six all tied at 5 feet, 1 ¼ inches. After a jump off, Trice earned first place. In the triple jump with a leap of 36 feet, 5 inches, she claimed first place as well.

Junior Melanie Waters won the long jump event with a first place showing of 16 feet, 11 ½ inches. The Chesapeake, Md. native also scored points in the triple jump with a final measure of 36 feet flat, earning third place.

Freshman Greer Brown also competed in the long jump and finished close behind Waters in third with a final mark of 16 feet, 9 ¼ inches.

Senior Morgan Keplinger was able to pick up a point for the Eagles in the 800 meter dash with a time of 2:27.66, good enough for sixth place.

In the 5000 meter run, sophomore Zanny Ludtke crossed the line in fifth place with a time of 18:45.45.

The 4x400 meter relay quartet of Makenzie McDonald, Keplinger, Waters, and Whitney Fitzgerald placed sixth with a time of 4:20.45.

Stephanie Breen, Keplinger, McDonald, and Fitzgerald had a second place performance in the distance medley relay. They crossed the line at 13:07.14.

In the high jump, sophomore Brittany Kersey was also a part of the six-way tie for first in the event and following the jump off, she landed fourth place and was still able to gain points for the Eagles.

Sophomore Erin Parker and freshman Brooke Perdue placed fourth and sixth in the pole vault, respectively. Parker cleared a height of 8 feet, 10 ¼ inches and Perdue reached a height of 8 feet, 4 ¼ inches.

The shot was launched 35 feet, 10 inches by freshman Ally Smith, earning her fourth place and four points for Bridgewater.

With 66 total points, the Eagles finish in fourth place overall, behind Roanoke (130 points), Washington and Lee (128 points), and Lynchburg (77 points).