Track Teams Open Season With Dominating Performance at Home Invitational

Erin Silva broke her own school record in the pole vault on Saturday

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College indoor track and field teams both took resounding wins in their first home meet of the 2012-13 season on Saturday at Farley Field House.

Erin Silva established a new school record for the pole vault as the women's team accumulated 185 points to defeat Southern Maine (126), Colby (19), St. Joseph's (16) and Maine-Farmington (4). Coby Horowitz and Christopher Genco both won a pair of events for the men's team as the Polar Bears scored 181 points to easily surpass Southern Maine (87), Bates (63), St. Joseph's (32) and Maine-Farmington (6).

Silva broke her own school mark with a height of 3.71 meters to claim first place in the event. Winners on the women's side for Bowdoin included Camille Wasinger by a whisker in the 600 meter run (1:46.74), Samantha Copland in the 60 meter dash (8.18), Gina Stalica in the 1000 meter run (3:13.38) and Brenna Fischer in the 3000 meter run (11:10.06). In the field events, Bowdoin got wins from Silva in the pole vault, Hayleigh Kein in the high jump (1.52 meters), Michele Kaufman in the long jump (5.15 meters) and Katharine Krupp in the triple jump (10.78 meters).

Bowdoin also won the women's 4x400 meter relay (4:16.86) and 4x800 meter relay (10:21.37).

Horowitz won the one mile run (4:16.87) and the 1000 meter event (2:41.24) to collect two first-place finishes on the afternoon. Genco matched him with a pair of wins in the high jump (1.90 meters) and long jump (6.47 meters). Other winners on the men's side for Bowdoin included Nicholas Magalhaes in the 60 meter hurdles (8.97), Isaac May in the 600 meter run (1:26.67), Kyle LeBlanc in the 60 meter dash (7.27), Eddy Page in the pole vault (3.99 meters) and Anthony Bellavia in the triple jump (12.50 meters).

The Polar Bear track teams will return to action on January 12 with another home meet scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. at Farley Field House.