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Trice, Celen Turn in All-American Efforts in Final Day at Outdoor NCAAs

Trice, Celen Turn in All-American Efforts in Final Day at Outdoor NCAAs

Senior Kristen Trice and sophomore Amber Celen both turned in All-American efforts and produced 16 total points for the Bridgewater College women's track and field team during the final day of the NCAA Outdoor Championships hosted by Wartburg College on Saturday.

The Eagles were able to tie for 12th in the national team standings thanks to the outstanding performances by Trice and Celen.

The highlight of the day was Celen's race in the 200m final, finishing as the national runner-up on a blazing time of 24.71 seconds for her second consecutive All-American accolade in the event. The speedster was also named All-American in the 200m at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

During the 100m final, Celen was tabbed All-American in the event following a fourth place finish on a time of 12.28 seconds. In the preliminary round held yesterday, Celen clocked a blistering time of 11.96 seconds to set a new conference and school record and win her heat.

Celen also hit a mark of 5.55 meters (18-2.5ft) in the long jump to finish 15th on Thursday.

The Townsend, Del., native was a force to be reckoned with in sprints throughout the entire outdoor season. She claimed ODAC titles in the 100m and 200m, was named ODAC Track Athlete of the Week on April 18th and reset the program record in both the 100m and 200m on multiple occasions.

Trice closed out a phenomenal career in spectacular fashion after earning All-American honors in the triple jump. She reset the ODAC and school record in the triple jump on a big PR leap of 12.04 meters (39-6ft) for sixth place.

Trice's final outdoor season was a special one as she broke a 31-year-old school record in the high jump (5-5.25ft) and claimed ODAC titles in the triple jump, high jump and 100 meter hurdles.

Her career highlights also include back-to-back trips to the NCAA Indoor Championships, conference and school record in the indoor triple jump (38-2.5ft), school record in the indoor high jump (5-5.25ft), and was named indoor ODAC Rookie of the Year her freshman season.