FAIRFAX, VA.: Bridget Deveau has engraved her name on the Atlantic 10 pentathlon championship for a second straight year.
The Fall River product defended the title she won in 2018, while breaking her own school record and leading her University of Massachusetts women’s track and field teammates in the process at the championships, held Feb. 22-24 in Fairfax, Va. The event was held at George Mason University Field House.
Deveau, a senior at UMass, scored 3,869 points to take gold in pentathlon, while sophomore Kira Kopec, a teammate of Deveau’s, nabbed bronze with 3,495 points
Opening the day’s action, Deveau ran 8.96 seconds to first in 60 metre hurdles, picking up 918 points. She tied for second in high jump at five feet, 1.25 inches for 689 points; grabbed second in shot put with a mark of 39 feet, 11.5 inches for 673 points; and was runner-up in long jump at 18 feet, 1 inch for 703 points.
Deveau, a Lockview High alum, finished off with a dominating performance in the 800 metre run, claiming first in 2 minutes, 15.47 seconds for 886 points.
That win cemented her repeat as the Atlantic 10 champion.
Earlier in the month at the New England Championships, Deveau placed 13th in the long jump at 5.45 metres, while also coming home with a ninth and 11th place finishes in the 60 hurdles. She teamed with three other teammates to grab sixth in the 4 by 400.