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Jackson, Ariel Qualify for Nationals

calista ariel and english jackson pose with medals

MEMPHIS, Tenn.English Jackson and Calista Ariel have qualified for the NCAA Cross Country National Championships after placing sixth and ninth at the NCAA South/Southeast Regionals.

Jackson ran a 21:49.9 6k for sixth place and All-Region honors. Her time is the third fastest time in Bridgewater history. Ariel joins her in the Eagles record books, running a 22:02.6 for ninth place and the fouth fastest time in Bridgewater history. Ariel also earned All-Region honors.

Ali Hill was the next Eagle to cross the finish line in 187th place (27:22.7), with Kacee Hooker finishing in 216th (29:22.5) and Savannah Blake in 226th (30:30.1).

The senior duo of Jackson and Ariel will now shift focus toward preparing for the NCAA Cross Country National Championships next weekend in Louisville, Ky. Stay tuned to bridgewatereagles.com for more information leading up to the championship race.