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Higgins to Compete on Big Stage

May 21, 2019

BRIDGEWATER — Bridgewater State University junior Joshua Higgins, of Fitchburg, will compete at the 2019 NCAA Division III Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships this week in Ohio.

The national championship meet will be held from Thursday through Saturday at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. The University of Mount Union and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission are co-hosting the three-day event.

Higgins is making his second appearance at an NCAA Division III Track & Field Championship meet and first at the outdoor championships, having competed in the 800-meter run and the 4x400-meter relay at the 2018 indoor championships.

Higgins is seeded 15th in the 800-meter run. The Fitchburg High product posted his qualifying time of 1:51.87 earlier this week at the MIT Final Qualifier. Higgins holds the school indoor record in the 800 (1:53.00) and was a part of both (indoor/outdoor) BSU record-setting 4x400-meter relay squads.

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