Track Teams Open Eastern Season at Springfield Tri-Meet

Katherine Harmon swept the discus, weight throw and shot put at Springfield
Katherine Harmon swept the discus, weight throw and shot put at Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Bowdoin track and field teams returned to the east coast to continue their outdoor season with at a tri-meet against Middlebury and Springfield.

On the men's side, Bowdoin trailed Middlebury 181-143.5, but topped host Springfield by 50 points. For the women, Middlebury ended the day with 143, Springfield with 134, while Bowdoin collected 108 points.

Katherine Harmon led the way for the Bowdoin women by sweeping the weight-throwing events. She took first-place finishes in the shot put (9.68m), discus (37.51m), and hammer throw (46.79 m). Michele Kaufman collected a pair of first places finishes in both the 100 meter hurdles (15.44) and the long jump (5.36m). In the 400 hurdles, Emily Clark had a first place finish of her own with a time of 1:07.11. Bowdoin's entry in the 4x400, which included Morgan Browning, Addison Carvajal, Liz Znamierowski and Clark, posted a winning time of 4:08.13. Caravajal also earned an individual victory in the high jump (1.5m). Brenna Fischer's time of 19:30.81 in the 5000 meter was also good for first place. In pole vault, Stevie Lane's mark of 2.75m was untouchable.

On the men's side, six individuals secured first place finishes. In the 200 and 800, Jarred Kennedy-Loving (22.82) and Taylor Love (1:58.75) each collected top spots respectively.  Avery Wentworth completed the 5000 meter (15:44.04) to finish first. Bowdoin throwers Thomas Rehnquist and Andrew Murowchick each took an event. Rehnquist's discuss throw of 39.78m and Murowchick's 51.98m javelin throw were accompanied by a first place long jump of 6.74m by Christopher Genco.

The Polar Bears head to the UNH Invitational on April 13 for their next meet.