Track & Field Teams Perform Well at BU's Hemery Invitational

Joseph Staudt finished seventh in the 60M hurdles at the Hemery Invitational
Joseph Staudt finished seventh in the 60M hurdles at the Hemery Invitational

BOSTON, Mass. - Members of the Bowdoin track & field teams competed at the hotly-contested Dave Hemery Invitational hosted by Boston University last weekend.

In a field that included numerous Division I teams, the Polar Bears posted numerous impressive finishes in the non-scoring meet.

Complete Results:
https://www.tfrrs.org/results/53086.html

Meet Highlights

  • The women's distance medley relay team continued their sensational season, breaking their own school record by six seconds to finish in 11:43.49 and take second place to UConn and ahead of all other D-III entrants.
  • Caroline Shipley led off with a personal-best 3:35, followed by Sara Ory, who ran a 60 for the 400 leg. Claire Traum ran a 2:15 for the 800 and Sarah Kelley closed with a 4:53 on the 1600 to overcome MIT at the line and take second place.
  • The men's distance medley relay took sixth place (9:56.20) at the meet. Ben Torda led off with a 3:03, followed by John Kennealy's 50-second leg on the 400. Conor Donahue ran 1:53 on the 800 and Sean MacDonald brought Bowdoin home with a 4:08 split for the 1600.
  • Additionally, Joseph Staudt made the finals of the 60M hurdles, placing seventh in an extremely deep field (8.44).

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears will return to action on Saturday, February 17, when they head to Middlebury for the New England Division III Championship.