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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Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized 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 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.