LYNCHBURG, Va. - Bridgewater's Eugene Cummings and Luke Sohl claimed individual titles Friday on the first day of competition at the ODAC Outdoor Track & Field Championship Meet hosted by Lymchburg College.
Cummings took first place in the long jump with a best effort of 21 feet, 11.75 inches. Cummings will have a chance to double on Saturday as he is the favorite in the triple jump.
Freshman distance runner Sohl set a new BC record in the 10,000 meters with a time of 32:20.74. Sohl will also have a chance to double as he is one of the favorites in Saturday's 5000 meter event. Senior Brian Barnett also picked up a points in the 10,000 with a sixth-place time of 34:40.23.
The Eagles advanced several runners through Friday's preliminary rounds on the track.
In the 200, Julius Delbridge reached the finals with the third-best time of 22.34. Lance also qualified with the fifth-fastest time of 22.49.
Delbridge also moved on in the4 400 when he ran 51.16 - the fourth best time in the trials.
In the 400 hurdles, Jevone Fentress placed seventh in the trials with a time of 57.39 - good enough to reach the finals.
Bridgewater finished Friday's competition in third place with 21 points. Lynchburg holds a commanding lead with 90 points while Shenandoah is just ahead of the Eagles with 24 points.