Published on May 13, 2017 by Philip Poole  
track and field champs

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.

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About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.