Indoor Track and Field


Two BW Tracksters Compete on First Day of NCAA Division III National Championship Meet in Iowa

Day One Results

Two Baldwin Wallace University indoor track and field student-athletes, sophomore heptathlete Brandon Eddy (Cuyahoga Heights) and junior thrower Cristina Perrine (Middleburg Heights/ Midpark), competed today (Friday, March 9) on the first day of the 2012 NCAA Division III National Track & Field Championship Meet at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.

Brandon Eddy
Cristina Perrine

Eddy, who entered the meet ranked first nationally in the heptathlon, a seven-event and two-day competition, stands third after four events with 2,752 points. He ran the 60-meter dash in 7.43 seconds, long jumped 20’8.5”, high jumped a career-berst 6’7.5” and threw the shot put 35’8.75”. Tomorrow he competes in two of his best events, the 60-meter hurdles and pole vault as well as runs the 1000 meters.

In addition to competing in the heptathlon, Eddy also placed 11th individually in the pole vault with a vault of 15’3.5”.

Perrine, who also competed in the discus at the 2011 NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championship Meet, placed ninth in the weight throw with a toss of 54’7.5”. She missed earning Division III All-America accolades by 2.5”.  The top eight in each event earn Div. III All-America honors.

In addition to Eddy competing tomorrow, a trio of BW shot putters also will try to earn All-America acclaim. They are junior Zach Marinucci (Brunswick), senior Leslie Pernell (Springfield Central Catholic) and freshman Danielle Torrence (Canton/ South).

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