Andrews, Madden Capture Individual Titles at Wheaton Invitational

Andrews, Madden Capture Individual Titles at Wheaton Invitational

NORTON, Mass. -- Senior Jayci Andrews (Plymouth, Mass.) won two events and junior Jenise Madden (Milford, Mass.) also won an event as the Bridgewater State University women's indoor track & field team competed at the Wheaton Invitational on Saturday at the Haas Athletic Center.

Andrews equaled her own school record in the preliminaries of the 60-meter hurdles as she posted a time of 8.86 seconds. Andrews recorded a finals time of 8.89 seconds to win the event. She currently ranks fourth in all of Division III in the hurdles.

Andrews also won the long jump and qualified for the Division III New England Championships with a leap of 17 feet, four inches (5.28m).

Madden placed first in the 5,000-meter run with a season-best time of 18:13.17. She qualified for the DIII New Englands and the NEICAAA Championships in the event.

Senior Madeline McNamara (Hull, Mass.) tied her own BSU indoor record in the 60-meter dash with a preliminary and finals time of 8.14 seconds. McNamara, who placed third in the event, equaled the mark she recorded in 2017 and which was originally set by Traci Perry in 2016.

Senior Kira Gilbreath (West Haven, Utah) finished second in the weight throw with a toss of 46 feet, 4.25 inches (14.13m). Classmate Patricia Healion (Medford, Mass.) equaled her season-best in the high jump as she placed third in the event with a leap of five feet, one inch (1.55m).

Next weekend, the BSU track & field teams will compete at the Branwen Smith-King Invitational hosted by Tufts University.