February 16, 2013

Track and Field Teams Compete at New England Division III Championships

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College indoor track and field teams competed at the New England Division III Championships on Saturday.

The women's team took sixth place, just one point out of fifth, at the women's championship held at Southern Maine. The men's team earned an eighth-place finish at the meet hosted by Bates.

The Bowdoin men earned two New England Championships, led by Coby Horowitz's first-place showing in the one mile run (4:13.23). Horowitz also anchored the distance medley relay team to a come-from-behind victory in a new meet record time of 10:12.46. First up, James Boeding handed off in second place 10 meters back, Matthew Gamache held on to second place handing off 15 meters back, Jacob Ellis handed off 15 meters back. Horowitz ran a 4:15 split to bring the victory for Bowdoin. Sam Seekins had a solid second-place showing in the 5000 meters (14:59.38), less than two seconds off the winning pace.

Michele Kaufman led the Bowdoin women's team by scoring in two individual events. Kaufman took fifth in the long jump (5.27 meters) and finished sixth in the 55 meter hurdles (8.59) for the Polar Bears. The top individual showing for the women's team came courtesy of Erin Silva, who captured third place in the pole vault (3.60 meters). The distance medley relay team of Alana Menendez, Liz Znamierowski, Maggie Bryan, and Gina Stalica also took third place overall (12:25.88).

The Bowdoin track teams will return to action next Friday and Saturday at Boston University.