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BETHANY’S BODO SPRINTS TO PAC RUNNER OF THE WEEK AWARD

March 25 - WEXFORD, Pa. – Bethany junior Jodi Bodo (Steubenville, Ohio/Steubenville Catholic Central) has been recognized as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Women’s Track Runner of the Week for March 23.

Bodo earned the award after taking first place in a pair of events at last Saturday’s Muskingum Invitational, her first outdoor meet of the season. She opened the day by cruising to first in the 400 with a time of 59.97 seconds, more than a second and a half in front of the second place finisher.

Later in the day, Bodo won the 200 over a field of 19 competitors. She broke the tape in 27.06 seconds, which was nearly a full second in front of Kayla Zurcher of Ursuline (27.99).

Although she was the only Bison competing at the meet, as Bethany was on spring break last week, Bodo’s efforts scored 20 team points to place BC in sixth place out of eight teams. She finished ahead of West Liberty State and Alderson-Broaddus.

“Jodi is as highly motivated an athlete as I’ve ever been around,” said Bison head coach Andy Upton. “She has a strong goal to be an All-American and to do what she did in the first weekend is a big step in reaching that goal.”

A communication major, Jodi is the daughter of David Bodo of Steubenville, Ohio.