Published on February 27, 2019 by Joey Mullins  
2019 Indoor Track Champs

The Samford women's track and field team earned its fourth consecutive Southern Conference indoor championship in Lexington, Virginia. The men’s team also earned a top spot, finishing second.

The meet included a number of competitions including long jump, triple jump, shot put, mile run, 60-meter hurdles, 60-meter dash and pole vaulting. 

Top achievements:

  • Senior Selena Popp earned her third consecutive conference championship in the pentathlon event
  • Sophomore Morayo Bhadmos earned the championship in women’s triple jump
  • Junior Karisa Nelson won her second consecutive championship in women’s mile run
  • Four Bulldogs competed and dominated the finals of the men's 60-meter hurdles. Freshman Titus Moore, sophmore Jack McHugh, and junior Emmanuel Tait swept the podium in the event, placing first, second, and third
  • Junior Hugh Duggan continued the tradition of Samford men's pole vault champions. Duggan's victory marks five straight men's pole vault titles for the Bulldogs
  • Karisa Nelson placed first in women's 800-meter run where she once again broke a SoCon record time
  • Popp placed first in women’s high jump
  • Sophomore Matt Cahoon placed first in men’s high jump  
  • Women’s team placed first in women's 4x400-meter relays
  • Popp won the women’s Most Outstanding Athlete award for the second consecutive year 
  • Senior Bekah Pfitzer won the Women's Pinnacle award, awarded to the athlete with the highest GPA on the championship-winning team

Read the full recap of the competition

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 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 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.