BOSTON, Mass. - Bowdoin's Coby Horowitz made history on Saturday as members of the Polar Bear men's track and field team competed at the Valentine Invitational hosted by Boston University.
In a meet dominated by Division I and club team athletes, Horowitz established a new school record in the mile, breaking his own mark with a time of 4:02.12. Horowitz was 3:01 at the 1200 meter mark and closed his final 400 in 61 seconds.
Not only was it a program record, but it was the fastest time in the mile by a Division III runner in over 10 years, and the fourth-fastest mile in Division III history. The time automatically qualifies Horowitz for the NCAA Championship March 14-15.
In the enormous meet, there were 26 sections of the mile, and Horowitz earned a place in the third fastest section. Horowitz finished 20th out of 300 runners from 80 colleges and universities. He was the 14th collegiate finisher, and the first finisher from Division III.