NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Belmont women's track and field team opened its 2012 outdoor season with a strong showing at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational on Saturday. The Bruins posted 12 top-25 finishes at the two-day meet.
On the track, freshman Mia Elbon (Nashville, Tenn.) took 14th in the 3000m with a time of 10:09.43 while senior Nicole Muldowney (Hoover, Ala.) finished 15th in the event (10:10.52). In the 400m, freshman Anna Carrigan (Alexandria, Ky.) crossed the line 16th (59.77) followed by classmate Tanisha Williams (Madison, Tenn.) in 21st (1:00.72). Carrigan also took 24th in the 200m (27.39). Junior Fallon Dickens (Nashville, Tenn.) finished 18th in the 800m (2:20.29) and redshirt sophomore Jessica Duble (Lookout Mountain, Ga.) took 24th in the 1500m (4:54.38).
In the 400m Hurdles, sophomore Megan Bradley (Nampa, Id.) finished 12th (1:08.70). Junior Courtney Bishop (Nashville, Tenn.) and junior Katelyn Eberhardt (Mishawaka, Ind.) took 15th (7:41.04) and 18th (7:51.50), respectively, in the 2000m Steeplechase. The team of sophomores Jilian Linklater (Lake Orion, Mich.) and Brittany Woods (Franklin, Tenn.), Bradley, and Williams finished 11th in the 4x400m with a time of 4:08.79.
Linklater finished seventh in a deep high jump field with a mark of 1.65m.
The Bruins return to action on March 30 and 31, splitting action between Raleigh Relays and the Ole Miss Invitational.