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.
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.
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.