March 3, 2012

Silva Breaks Her Own Pole Vault Mark at ECAC Championship

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Bowdoin men's distance relay team took first place to headline a weekend of strong performances for the Polar Bear indoor track team at the ECAC Championship.

The Bowdoin men placed 10th of 62 scoring teams while the women earned a 17th-place showing.

Bowdoin's four-man team of Coby Horowitz, Matthew Gamache, Colin Fong and Matthew Hillard won the men's DMR in a time of 9:54.66, edging Bates by less than a second to take the crown. The women's 4x400 meter relay team of Emily Clark, Emily Barr, Alee Wade and Elsa Millett took second place at the event in an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 3:52.92.

Individually, Erin Silva placed fifth in the pole vault, breaking her own school record with a height of 3.65 meters.

Brett Stein took the top individual finish of the weekend for Bowdoin by placing fourth in the 500 meter dash (1:05.46). James Boeding took fifth in the 1000 meter run (2:30.22) while Chris Genco finished in a tie for fifth in the high jump (1.92). Chantal Croteau was sixth in the one mile run (5:05.30)

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