Outdoor Track Teams Fourth at NESCAC Championship


NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Bowdoin College men's and women's outdoor track and field teams posted respective fourth-place finishes at the New England Small College Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday. The Polar Bear women finished with 97 points, firmly in fourth overall, while the men's squad posted 108 team points to finish fourth, just 8.5 away from second place.

The men's team enjoyed an outstanding day that included four individual NESCAC Champions. Damon Hall-Jones won the 100 meter dash (11.09), garnered third in 200 meter dash (22.65) and anchored the 4x100 relay team along with Tim Fuderich, Zach Winters and Kyle Hebert that placed second overall (43.09). Thompson Ogilvie won the 500 meters by a dominating 12 seconds, posting a time of 15:10.54 while Chris Martin won the high jump with a height of 1.91 meters. Luke Fairbanks claimed the shot put crown with a distance of 15.52 meters and followed it up with a fourth-place showing in the discus (42.24 meters) and fourth in the hammer throw (48.07 meters).

The women's team had a pair of conference champions, led by Kelsey Borner, who won the discus competition with a toss of 42.24 meters and then collected a second-place showing in the javelin with a throw of 38.95 meters. First-year Elsa Millett won and individual crown by placing first in the 400 meter dash in a time of 58.29 and also collected a third-place finish in the 200 meter dash (26.08). Shemeica Binns had a strong day, earning a second-place finish behind Borner in the discus while also placing fourth in the shot put and hammer throw. Bowdoin's 4x800 meter relay team of Grace Kerr, Dana Riker, Jessica Sokolow and Ali Chase were second overall.