LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Bridgewater College women's track and field team collected 58 points to stand in second during a strong first day at the ODAC Outdoor Championships hosted by Lynchburg College on Friday.
The Eagles produced six top three finishes to trail behind first place Shenandoah by only one point following a delayed start due to weather.
Senior Kristen Trice set a new outdoor PR in the high jump by climbing 1.63 meters (5-4.25ft) to win the event. Sophomore Amber Celen recorded a respective height of 1.41 meters (4-7.50ft) for sixth place.
Celen (17-11.75ft) and freshman Tye Meador (16-9.75ft) finished 2-3 in the long jump for All-ODAC recognition. Trice (15-10.25ft) also contributed points with a seventh place finish in the event.
Senior Makenzie McDonald reset the school record in the 3000 meter steeple chase by 11.18 seconds on a time of 11:46.70 for second place. Danielle Crist also had an impressive time of 12:15.20 in the steeple to finish fifth.
Junior Katelyn Senger had a spectacular day with All-ODAC performances in the shot put and hammer. She turned in a season-best 11.32 meters (37-1.75ft) for second in the shot put and earned third in the hammer with a mark of 40.40 meters (132-6ft).
Freshman Chloe Ferguson hit a personal-best 10.14 meters (33-3.25ft) for seventh place in the shot put.
In the 10000 meter, junior Erin Quinn paced the Eagles on a time of 41:53.01 to finish seventh. Kaylee Kubisiak ran the event in 42:36.20 for her first race of the season, and Jenna Rea crossed the finish line 42:50.27. Lauren Johnson also completed the distance event in 43:24.07.
During the preliminary races, Celen ran the fastest qualifying time in the 100 meter by clocking in at 12.25 seconds. Celen will also advance to the 200 meter final after completing the sprint in 25.31 seconds for third.
Trice (1:13.85) and Emily Mellman (1:14.57) placed 5-6 in the 400 meter hurdle to move on the final round tomorrow.
The ODAC Championships resumes tomorrow for its final day starting at 10:00 a.m.