Fall River’s Deveau continues success on the track

Fall River’s Bridget Deveau jumps over a hurdle in this action photo from a past meet. (UMass Minutewoman photo)

AMHERST, MASS.: A local track-and-field athlete continues to set personal records south of the border in her final season of competition with UMass Minutewomen.

Bridget Deveau, a Lockview High alum from Fall River, broke her own school record in heptathlon at the Virginia Challenge last month, while junior teammate Jada Harris improved her 100 meter hurdles and high jump personal bests.

The Minutewomen also sent individuals to Princeton and Holy Cross , as well, competing at the Larry Ellis Invitational and the Holy Cross Invitational.

Deveau won the final two events of heptathlon and finished in third with a score of 5,324 points, improving upon her previous record of 5,048 set in 2016.

She was fourth in long jump with a mark of 18 feet, 10.75 inches to collect 777 points.

Deveau then closed out the competition by winning javelin (132 feet, 2 inches, 637 points) and 800 meter run (2:15.34, 888 points).

At the University of New Hampshire pre-conference meet on April 27, Deveau helped lead UMass’s track and field team to the win with 153 points, tops among the six-team field.

UMass collected big points in 400 meter hurdles, taking four of the six scoring spots. Deveau was first with a blazing time of one minute, 3.04 seconds, one of four event winners on the day for the Minutewomen