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Bauer earns award at MAACs

Lindsay Bauer had a memorable end to her career at Rider University.

The 2016 Salisbury High School graduate and Broncs track and field student-athlete medaled three times at the MAAC Championships two weekends ago and concluded her career at Rider in style.

Bauer was named MAAC Championship Most Outstanding Field Performer after winning gold in the long jump and taking home silver in the high jump (1.60m) and bronze in the triple jump (11.46m).

“Everything about that weekend was an absolute dream,” said Bauer. “Earning three medals and being named the women’s field performer of the meet was the happiest ending I could have asked for. I’m exhausted, but so proud and so fulfilled.”

Her head coach Bob Hamer enjoyed watching her compete not only that weekend, but also the last four years.

“Lindsay Bauer had a great weekend picking up second place in the high jump and third place in the triple jump,” said Hamer. “She was named the Outstanding Field Event Performer. It has been really nice to see it all come together for Lindsay this weekend. She has had an outstanding career at Rider and I am glad that she had an opportunity to go out on top in her last MAAC Championship.”

Bauer, like many other spring student-athletes, had her season canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. She used it as a restart.

“This last year was honestly a much-needed mental break from the sport,” Bauer said. “I was able to reset and recharge both physically and mentally. That time away allowed me to break some bad habits and get myself into a healthier mindset.”

Now that her time at Rider University has come and gone, at least on the track, Bauer looks towards her future, which includes completing a master’s degree and maybe even competing one more year.

“I’ll be forever grateful for my time as a student-athlete at Rider,” said Bauer. “It was a once in a lifetime experience that I’ll always look back on fondly. I learned and grew so much through all the ups and downs and I’m a better version of myself because of it.

“I’ll be wrapping up my master’s degree in teacher leadership this summer and then hopefully teaching in the fall. But entertaining the idea of a sixth year is always fun.”

She also is grateful for her time as a Falcon and all of the things she learned as a track and field athlete, cross country runner and basketball player.

“Salisbury is where this whole journey started,” Bauer said. “Not only did I find the sport itself, but I fell in love with it too. It’s crazy to see how far it’s taken me and all the opportunities that have come because of it.”

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Salisbury graduate Lindsay Bauer was named the Most Outstanding Field Performer at her league championship meet after earning medals in all three jumping events.