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Men's Track and Field Wins ODAC Championship

2019 mens odac track and field champions

LYNCHBURG, Va. - In a meet that came down to the last event, the Bridgewater College men's track and field won the ODAC Outdoor Championship for the second year in a row. The Eagles won eight events and brought in 180 points for the win. Washington & Lee took second with 179 points, and Lynchburg rounded out the top three with 163.5 points.

With the meet on the line, the 4x400meter relay team needed a strong finish to hold for the win. Diante Cannon, Alex Galloway, Christopher Atkins, Davonta Womack got the job done and finished second (3:21.56) to secure Bridgewater's 11th ODAC title.

Womack was named the Track Athlete of the Meet after wins in 100 meter dash (10.79), long jump (7.24m/23'9") and as a part of the 4x100 meter relay with Cannon, Dirk Jones, and Galloway (41.16). The relay is currently the top time in the country and a new school record. Womack also took second in the 200 meter dash (22.14). 

Galloway added to the 4x100 win with a first place finish in the 400 meter dash (48.78) and eighth place finish in the 200 meter dash (22.53). Jamie Hiegel won the 5,000 meter run (14:52.68) for his second win of the weekend. He won the 10,000 meter run on day one. Chase Rosenthal won the triple jump (13.99m/45'10.75") and finished second in the 110 meter hurdles (14.90).

Seniors Johnny Haizel-Cobbina and Brandon Christian had strong meets for the Eagles as well. Haizel-Cobbina took second in the 1,500 meter run (3:59.92) and fourth in the 800 meters (1:57.00). Christian finished second in the long jump (6.95m/22'9.75") and fifth in the triple jump (13.70m/44'11.50").

Jones finished fourth in the long jump (6.70m/21'11.75") and eighth in the 100 meters (11.27). Atkins placed fifth in the 400 meters (50.29) followed by James Mayo in seventh (50.65). 

Noah Howell took ninth in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (10:29.17) and AJ Martin placed seventh in the 800 meters (1:59.78).

The Eagles represented well in the 400 meter hurdles with Christopher Moore placing fourth (56.01), Tyrone Warren in 11th (1:01.31), and Myles Conley in 13th (1:01.70). Cannon added a sixth place finish in the 200 meters (22.45) to his 4x100 relay win.

After starting off the meet with a javelin win on day one, Corey Huffman finished third in the discus (41.54m/136'3") and sixth in the hammer (39.10m/128'3"). Michael Lotts finished tenth in the shot put (12.40m/40'8.25"), sixth in the discus (37.62m/123'5"), and seventh in the hammer (38.85m/127'5"). Wyatt Hall finished 13th in the shot put (11.81m/38'9") and eighth in the hammer (38.40m/126'0").

With only last chance meets left the schedule, the Eagles now wait to see what athletes qualify for the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championships.