Published on May 13, 2017 by Philip Poole
The Samford Bulldogs women’s track and field team won the 2017 Southern Conference outdoor championship May 12, cruising to an easy 51-point victory over Western Carolina University.
The win followed the team’s indoor championship earlier this year.
The Bulldog men finished a close second to Western Carolina, with the title decided in the last event of the weekend.
The championship meet was hosted by Samford May 11–12 at the Samford Track and Soccer Stadium.
About Samford University—Samford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.