Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Another Great Falcon Performance

On the top of the MAC Baseball champions, BG has an individual champion in track and field, as Brooke Pleger (of Saline, MI, where I live) won the MAC Hammer Throw Championship and then today finished #7 in the NCAA meet in Eugene, OR.  That makes her first team All-American, making her BG's second first teamer this year (joining Chris Jones).

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Only two Falcons have ever finished higher at the national championships than Pleger did. In 1998, Huina Han finished sixth in the triple jump and Beth Manson placed sixth in the discus in 1989. The last BGSU student-athlete to score at the meet was Stephanie Heldt, who tied for seventh in the high jump in 2001.
She has also qualified for the USA Track and Field Championships coming up in June.

She's just a redshirt sophomore, so she has two more years in orange and brown ahead of her.  Great job Brooke!  The Falcon Nation is proud of you.

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