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Track & Field Finally Back in Action at Roanoke

chase rosenthal triple jumps

SALEM, Va. – The Bridgewater College track & field teams finally returned to action, as the men competed on Roanoke's indoor track for the Finn Pincus Invite.

After Franklin & Marshall's meet was cancelled due to snow earlier in the month, the Eagles were competing for the first time in eight weeks, and the first time in 2019.

Jamie Hiegel won the 5K on Friday evening (15:16.40), with Robert Theimer (16:59.15) placing 12th.

Davonta Womack was second in the long jump (6.89m/22'7.25"), while Brandon Christian placed 11th (6.41m/21'0.5").

Womack placed fourth in the 60 meter final (7.04) after ranking sixth in both the prelim and semifinal rounds. His best time of the day was 6.99. Dirk Jones placed 11th (7.08) after running 7.07 in the prelims.

Rashon Davis (1.89m/6'2.25") and John Gieseler (1.84m/6'0.5") went 7-8 in the high jump.

Chase Rosenthal was second overall in the 60m hurdles, with a finals time of 8.57. Gieseler placed 11th, in 9.28.

Johnny Haizel-Cobbina was sixth in the 800m, in 2:02.12. Christopher Moore (2:04.12) was 12th overall.

Bridgewater had several freshman turn in high finishes, including Dianté Cannon, who was ninth in the 200m (23.09) and 14th in the 400m (52.20). Fellow rookie Christopher Atkins was 16th in the 400 (52.46).

Another rookie, Griffin Simpson, was 15th in the pole vault after clearing 3.15m/10'4".

A 4x400m relay team featuring three freshmen placed fourth, with Myles Conley, Cannon, James Mayo and Atkins clocking 3:34.55.

Rosenthal was 11th in the triple jump (13.31m/43'8") and Moore was 15th with a mark of 12.67m/41'7".

Bridgewater will head to North Carolina next weekend for the Camel City Invitational.