Hibbard History on Day Three

Hibbard History on Day Three

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - - Belmont University women's track & field placed seventh at the 2019 OVC Outdoor Championships hosted by Southeast Missouri Saturday.

The Bruins recorded 47 team points on the final day of competition, headlined by senior Karly Hibbard (Edmonds, Wash.) defending her league title in the javelin.

Hibbard distanced the field by five full meters, posting 47.52m and coming within an eyelash of her own meet record. Sophomore Maja Gustafsson (Vasteras, Sweden) placed fourth (41.01m).

Moments later, Hibbard backed it up with more team points in the shot put, finishing seventh (12.89m).

Junior distance runner Kortney Schardt (Lindenhurst, Ill.) continued her outstanding campaign, earning silver in the 5000m (16:57.30) and fourth in the 1500m (4:39.86).

Sophomore Payton Barlow (White House, Tenn.) pocketed five points with a fourth place showing in the 400m final (56.65).

The strong surge continued as sophomore Caroline Pruitt (Allen, Texas) punctuated her meet with a sixth place finish in the 400m hurdles (1:05.69).

Belmont closed well, as the 4x400m relay team of Barlow, Pruitt, senior Annelise Doerr (Fountain Valley, Calif.) and junior Katrina Quigley (Nashville, Tenn.) earned fourth (3:57.86).

Select women's track & field student-athletes may take part in 'last chance' meets prior to NCAA East Regionals May 23-25.

Women's Team Scores (final)
1. Murray State 137
2. Southeast Missouri 123.5
3. Austin Peay 116
4. Eastern Illinois 90
5. Tennessee State 81.5
6. Tennessee Tech 71
7. Belmont 65
8. Eastern Kentucky 50
9. Jacksonville State 38
10. SIU Edwardsville 34
11. Morehead State 8
12. UT Martin 5

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