NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After recording one of the best times in the nation in the 1500m that shattered the program record, Belmont Track and Field junior Marcus Bridger-Wilkinson (Newbury, England) was tabbed the OVC Male Track Athlete of the Week, as announced by the league on Wednesday.
At the highly competitive Alabama Relays over the weekend, Bridger-Wilkinson took second place in the 1500m with a time of 3:44.98, establishing a new Belmont record that he set two years ago in the process. His time now stands fourth-best in the country and on top of the OVC in the event. It also qualifies him for the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Bridger-Wilkinson and the rest of the Belmont Track and Field team return to action this weekend at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational.