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Women’s Track and Field Turns In Solid Efforts at Bridgewater Invite

Women’s Track and Field Turns In Solid Efforts at Bridgewater Invite

BRIDGEWATER, Va. - The Bridgewater College women's track and field team collected 226 total points to stand atop the team rankings during its home meet at the Bridgewater Invite on Sunday afternoon.

Held at the Jopson Athletic Complex, the meet marked the first track and field event of the season hosted on the Bridgewater campus. The other competing programs included Roanoke, Shenandoah, Lynchburg and Catholic.

On the track, senior Kristen Trice and sophomores Maryellen Hauver and Amber Celen led the Eagles with first place performances.

Trice set a new PR in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 15.75 seconds, which ranks fourth on the BC all-time performance list, and Celen also ran a respective time of 16.47 seconds. Senior Emily Mellman (1:16.00) earned second in the 400 meter hurdles

Hauver dominated the mid-distance events by claiming first place in the 800 and the 1500 meter. Her times of 2:21.73 in the 800 and 5:49.18 in the 1500 were season-best efforts.

Danielle Crist (2:29.56) finished fourth and Autumn Gill (2:37.15) and Emily Young (2:37.61) were seventh and eighth in the 800 meter. Crist (5:05.71) also placed fourth in the 1500 meter.

Celen won the 200 meter dash with ease after clocking a time of 25.36 seconds. Valerie Fazio (28.79 seconds) earned fifth place and Haley Bunting (29.15) was seventh in the event.

Freshman Tye Meador and Fazio finished 3-4 in the 100 meter dash. Meador recorded a time of 13.42 seconds and Fazio ran a time of 14.12 seconds. Bunting ran the 400 meter dash in 1:05.04 and Kate Flora completed the race in 1:05.75.

Senior Makenzie McDonald was the top distance runner for the Eagles as she posted a time of 20:42.55 to place fourth in the 5000 meter run. Erin Quinn trailed behind McDonald for fifth place on a time of 20:47.39, and Jenna Rea crossed the finish line in 21:14.29.

The Eagles also produced solid times in the relay events. Trice, Celen, Courtney Adams, and Meador ran the 4x100 in 50.54 seconds to finish second. A quartet of Young, Hauver, Bunting and Crist also put together a second place effort on a time of 4:19.31 in the 4x400.

During the field events, Bridgewater placed first in each jumping event and won two throwing events.

Adams and Trice both cleared 1.59 meters, Celen climbed 1.44 meters and Flora jumped 1.39 meters in the high jump. Celen won the long jump after leaping 5.50 meters and Meador was second with a jump of 5.17 meters. Trice also topped the competition in the triple jump by posting a mark of 10.68 meters.

Junior Katelyn Senger won both the discus and the hammer for the Eagles. She improved on her school record in the hammer with a toss of 44.51 meters and notched 41.72 meters in the discus. Senger also recorded a season-best in the shot put by tossing 10.79 meters and was fourth in the javelin (30.95 meters).

Freshman Chloe Ferguson tossed 9.26 meters in the shot put, 27.28 meters in the discus and 22.24 meters in the hammer. Maura Tudja registered marks of 23.09 meters in the discus, 31.41 meters in the hammer and 17.46 meters in the javelin.

Junior KeriAnne Gallagher and Adams both set a mark of 2.84 meters in the pole vault. The performance was a season-best for Gallagher and a PR for Adams.

The Eagles are back action at the Hopkins/Loyola Track & Field Invite in Baltimore, Md. on April 16.

The Bridgewater College men's track and field team accumulated 221 total points to rank first in the team standings rankings during its home meet at the Bridgewater Invite at the on Sunday afternoon.

Held at the Jopson Athletic Complex, The meet marked the first track and field event of the season hosted on the Bridgewater campus. The other competing programs included Roanoke, Shenandoah, Lynchburg and Catholic.

In the 100 meter dash, Davonta Womack ran a PR time of 10.89 second to claim first and Anthony Lovelace was second behind a time of 11.28 seconds. Lovelace (22.53 seconds) also placed second in the 200 meter.

Alex Galloway (49.90 seconds) earned second and Myles Conley (52.23 seconds) made up the fifth spot in the 400 meter dash. Ethan McBryde (55.53 seconds) and Daniel Breedlove (56.03 seconds) finished 8-9 in the event.

Mid-Distance veteran Sam Gunther won the 800 meter on a time of 1:53.23, and Connor Zins (2:10.89) and Ian Vest (2:13.01) placed eighth and ninth.

Connor Maguder set a new PR and facility record in the 1500 meter with time of 3:57.63, while Nevin Heckman chimed in at 4:04.88 for sixth place.

During the remaining distance events, Trey Gibson (15:59.02) and Scott Long (16:11.40) finished 4-5 in and Joshua Wilt (16:40.87) and Robert Theimer (17:00.55) cracked the top ten in the 5000 meter.

Kevin Hasenecz (57.45 seconds) was third and Sam Smith (58.43 seconds) fourth in the 400 meter hurdles.

The Eagles claimed first place in both relay events. A team of Lovelace, Galloway, Isaac Evans and Womack turned a time of 42.35 seconds in the 4x100, which is a season-best. Gunther, Heckman, Galloway and Maguder set another season-best time in the 4x400 with a time of 3:24.24.

For the jumpers, Evans (1.90 meters) earned first in the high jump and Brandon Christian (13.37 meters) had the best mark in the triple jump. Womack (6.90 meters) also claimed second and McBryde (6.05 meters) was fourth in the long jump.

Prescott Terrell paced the throwers by setting a big PR in the hammer throw (46.03 meters) to win the event and finishing second in the discus (41.52 meters). Lovelace (44.70 meters) also claimed second in the javelin.

Darin Council placed fourth in the discus (40.98 meters) and sixth in the hammer (36.97 meters), while Corey Huffman earned fifth in the javelin (42.15 meters), sixth in the discus (37.20 meters) and seventh in the shot put (10.66) meters.

The Eagles are back action at the Hopkins/Loyola Track & Field Invite in Baltimore, Md. on April 16.