Deveau captures ECAC championship

BOSTON, MASS.: Bridget Deveau used her Dragon spirit to come-from-behind on March 2 and bring home the ECAC Pentathlon championship.

Deveau, a Fall River product, and University of Massachusetts junior captured the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) gold medal with a big performance in her final event at Boston University’s Track and Tennis Centre.

In the final competition event, the 800 metres, the Lockview High alum claimed first with a score of 3,775 points in a field of 15 competitors.

Deveau ran 2 minutes, 15.99 seconds to win the 800m for 879 points, which lifted her into the top spot in the scoring. She also claimed first in shot put with a throw of 41 feet, 2.25 inches for 698 points.

Bridget Deveau in action at the ECAC championship (UMass photo)

She was second in long jump at 17 feet, 5.25 inches for 645 points.

Deveau opened the meet with a time of 9.11 seconds in 60 meter hurdles for sixth and 887 points. In high jump, she cleared 5 feet, 0.5 inches to take ninth (666 points).

(UMass photo)


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