LYNCHBURG, Va. - The Bridgewater Eagles men's track and field team turned in a number of stellar efforts in the Liberty University Twilight meet at the Matthes-Hopkins Track Complex on Wednesday evening.
Junior Ben Martindell turned in Bridgewater's fastest 110 meter hurdle time since 1997 when he crossed the line in third place with a time of 15.09 seconds. Martindell's time ranks him third all-time in the event. Martindell also competed in a 400 meter hurdles and placed ninth with a finishing time of 56.80 seconds.
In the 200 meter dash, freshman Sam Gunther finished in eighth place with a time of 22.52 seconds which is the best time for a Bridgewater athlete in the event this season. Gunther also competed in the 400 meter dash and placed fourth with a time of 50.32 seconds.
Freshman Nevin Heckman paced five Bridgewater runners in the 800 meter run with a sixth place finish. Heckman crossed the line in a time of 1:55.80 as the Eagles placed four runners in the top 10 of a fast field. Senior Tim Wisniewski finished right behind Heckman in seventh place with a time of 1:55.93 while Abram Rittenhouse finished in ninth place in a time of 2:00.20. Freshman Keith Thomas took home a 10th place effort with a time of 2:01.61 while Tim Miller rounded out Bridgewater's competitors in the event in a time of 2:06.83, good enough for 16th.
Finally, the Eagles had four runners compete in the 1,500 meter run with Thomas' 12th place finish leading the way. Thomas wrapped up the race with a time of 4:04.36, while Rittenhouse finished in 18th in a time of 4:09.74. Miller placed 20th overall in a time of 4:13.01 while freshman Matt Denlinger rounded out the field for the Eagles in 22nd place with a time of 4:17.61.
Bridgewater will be back in action next weekend when the Eagles travel to Roanoke to compete in the Maroons' Last Chance Meet.