Eagles Turn In Strong Performances at Liberty
LYNCHBURG, Va. - On Wednesday evening, the Bridgewater Eagles women's track and field team turned in a number of all-time top performances in the Liberty University Twilight meet at the Matthes-Hopkins Track Complex.
Sophomore Zanny Ludtke reigned supreme in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with the fastest time of the year for the Eagles in the event. Ludtke finished in a winning time of 12:26.73, which ranks second on the all-time Bridgewater list.
In the 800 meter run, senior Whitney Fitzgerald turned in the top performance of the season in the event with a fifth-place finish. Fitzgerald crossed the line with the time of 2:22.93. The time for Fitzgerald ranks her second on the all-time list.
Sophomore Erin Parker finished in 13th place in the pole vault after turning in the second-best performance from a Bridgewater athlete in the event this season. Parker attained a height of 9 feet, 3 inches.
Bridgewater took home seventh and eighth place in the 1,500 meter run with junior Stephanie Breen leading the way in the event. Breen finished in a time of 5:03.58 and was closely followed by freshman Makenzie McDonald who crossed the line with a time of 5:04.06.
Finally, sophomore Jordan Pitchford was Bridgewater's lone competior in the field events on the women's side and turned in a pair of top 10 efforts. Pitchford set a new season personal bestin the triple jump with a leap of 35 feet, 5 inches, good enough for fourth place in the event. The sophomore also finished in ninth place in the long jump with a distance of 14 feet, 4 inches.
Bridgewater will be back in action next weekend when the Eagles travel to Roanoke to compete in the Maroons' Last Chance Meet.