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Eagles place third at ODAC Championship meet

 The Bridgewater College women’s track team finished with a solid third-place showing at the ODAC Track & Field Championships on Saturday at Roanoke College.

Bridgewater finished with 80 points, trailing Roanoke with 218 and Washington & Lee with 149.

Sophomore Courtney Hartman paced the Eagles with a strong overall effort. Hartman placed in six different individual events and ran a leg on the winning 4x400 relay and the second-place 4x100 relay.

Saturday, Hartman placed fourth in the 100, second in the 200, sixth in the 100 hurdles and fifth in the javelin.

The highlight of the meet for the Eagles came in the 4x100 where they battled Roanoke. Roanoke entered the event with the best time in the nation and they bettered that mark, winning Saturday with a time of 46.84.

The Eagles placed second with a time of 47.83 – the fourth-fastest time in the nation. Running for BC were Hartman, Jill Wattai, Samantha Phillips and Sammy Mizerak. The time was a new BC record and met the NCAA provisional qualifying mark.

The same four runners won the 4x400 relay with a time of 4:09.64.

The Eagles had one individual champion Saturday when freshman Christina Rhodes won the pole vault, clearing the bat at 3.21 meters.

Wattai, Samantha Phillps, Mizerak and Nicole Phillips each placed in two individual events Saturday. Wattai was sixth in 100 and third in the 200. Samantha Phillips placed sixth in the 200 and fourth in the 400. Mizerak took fifth in the 400 hurdles and second in the javelin. Nicole Phillips finished sixth in the 400 and third in the pole vault.