The Dorchester native sets a school record for Wofford College at the conference meet
Monday, March 9, 2020
By Rob J. Ross
LEXINGTON, VA. - Megan Dunn, of Dorchester, won the women's pentathlon, for the Wofford College Terriers, at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Southern Conference (SoCon) indoor track and field championships, February 29th, at VMI's Corps Physical training facility.
"Definitely my greatest achievement thus far. I am certainly very happy with how I performed at conference," said Dunn, from Wofford College, located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. "I was very consistent this year and I think that contributed towards my success."
The junior finished first setting a school record 3,552 points and earning All-Southern Conference honours. Dunn won the 60-metre hurdles, 800 metres and placed second in high jump.
Dunn was first after the hurdles, but sat third heading into the 800 metre run, the final event of the pentathlon.
"I went out there and gave it my all. Once I crossed the line I saw that I beat the girl behind me by more than one second," Dunn said. "Then my coach (Michael Wilson) came over, hugged me and said that I did it."
Dunn didn't let a disappointing result in one discipline affect her.
"Many times when I do a multi I over think at least one event," said Dunn. "At this meet shot put was my bad event, but I didn't let it get to me."
Next day in individual events competition, Dunn tied for seventh in high jump (1.55 metres) and finished eighth in the 60-metre hurdles (9.16 sec.).
Earlier this indoor season, Dunn won the pentathlon with 3,529 points, at the Liberty Kickoff, in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Dunn, a biology major at Wofford, is the daughter of Dave and Kendra Dunn and a 2017 graduate of Lord Dorchester secondary school.
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