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Women's Track and Field Takes Second at ODAC Championship

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LYNCHBURG, Va. - The Bridgewater College women's track and field team finished second at the 2019 ODAC Outdoor Championships. The Eagles won eight events and earned 146 points to finish behind Lynchburg with 222 points. Roanoke took third with 127 points. 

Junior Calista Ariel was named the Track Athlete of the Meet after winning up titles in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (11:11.53), 1,500 meter run (4:41.83), and 5,000 meter run (18:09.39). Emily Valle won two individual titles in the 100 meter hurdles (15.07) and 400 meter hurdles (1:04.66). The junior also took second in the 100 meter dash (12.40) and third in the long jump (5.29m/17'4.25").

Tye Meador won the long jump (5.76m/18'10.75") and posted the third best mark in the country. She also placed fourth in the triple jump (10.74m/35'3") and fifth in the 400 meters (1:01.63). The 4x100 relay team of Meador, Kacee Hooker, Valle, and Destiny Neff (48.65) picked up the final win of the day for the women.

Hooker contributed several points for the Eagles, taking third in the 400 meters (59.38) and second in the 200 meters (25.89). Neff placed 11th in the 100 meters (13.34) and Erin Fitzpatrick finished eighth in the 400 meter hurdles (1:11.70).

After winning the 10,000 meters on day one, English Jackson finished fifth in the 1,500 meters (4:55.10) and second in the 5,000 meters (18:29.56). Jenna Rea took 11th in the 5,000 meters (19:20.94). 

Savannah Blake finished ninth in the long jump (4.80m/15'9").

Sydne Moseley placed third in the shot put (11.36m/37'3.25") and ninth in the hammer (34.79m/114'1") to lead the throwers. Nia Lloyd finished tenth in both the shot put (10.40m/34'1.50") and the hammer (33.66m/110'5").

With only last chance meets left the schedule, the Eagles now wait to see what athletes qualify for the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championships.