BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – For the third time this season, Bridgewater State University senior Kira Gilbreath has been selected as the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) GEICO Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week. GEICO is a proud sponsor of the MASCAC weekly awards program.
A native of West Haven, Utah, Gilbreath captured the MASCAC title in the shot put with a toss of 41 feet, 9.75 inches (12.74m) this past weekend at the MASCAC Indoor Track & Field Championships held at Plymouth State University. She also placed second among MASCAC student-athletes in the weight throw with a distance of 47 feet, 1.5 inches (14.36m).
Gilbreath currently ranks 26th in all of Division III in the shot put and second among Division III New England student-athletes. She is also 18th in New England in the weight throw.
The MASCAC weekly honor marks the seventh of Gilbreath’s career including six indoor distinctions. She was a two-time MASCAC champion in the shot put in 2017-2018, as well as the conference title holder in the weight throw (indoor) and hammer throw (outdoor).
Gilbreath captured the New England crown in the shot put at the Division III New England Outdoor Championships last spring and qualified for the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the event. She also earned USTFCCCA All-New England honors in the shot put for both the 2017-2018 indoor and outdoor seasons.
Next weekend, qualifying members of the BSU women's indoor track & field team will compete at the Division III New England Championships hosted by Bowdoin College.