Track Teams Finish Third at UNH Wildcat Invitational
DURHAM, N.H. – Bowdoin's track and field teams each finished third, only behind Division-I UNH and Maine, in a Saturday meet hosted by the University of New Hampshire.
Bowdoin women's track and field finished third overall (115.5) behind Division I opponents UNH (271.5) and Maine (156) while defeating Bentley (58), Fitchburg St. (55), Babson (37), and Colby-Sawyer (19).
The men also finished third (143) behind UNH (256) and Maine (156), but well ahead of Bentley (77), Colby-Sawyer (39), Fitchburg St. (32), and Babson (29).
On the women's end Bowdoin scored points in 13 out of 15 events in which an athlete was entered. The Polar Bears point total included four first place finishes. Emily Clark collected both an individual and relay victory, as she took first in the 400 m hurdles (1:05.19) and combined with Samantha Copland, Addison Carvajal, and Morgan Browning in the 4x400 (4:07.42) for another ten points. While three pole vaulters cleared 3.27 m, Erin Silva was the only individual to do so in a single attempt, which secured her first place finish. In the long jump, Michele Kaufman cleared 5.17 m for first in the event. Katherine Harmon turned in a pair of strong performances taking second in both the hammer throw (47.59 m) and the discus (39.06 m) as Bowdoin went two-three-four in the event with Randi London (36.63 m) and Anna Prohl (35.26 m) coming in behind her.
The men took a pair of first place finishes in their meet. Eddy Page's pole vault of 4.35 m was more than enough to land Bowdoin ten points. Coby Horowitz and Sam Seekins finished one-two in the 1500 m run, completing in 3:56.03 and 3:57.32 respectively. Collecting eight points each for the Polar Bears, Matt Gamache in the 400 m (50.69) and Jacob Ellis in the 800 m (1:52.39), secured second place finishes. Gamache was joined by Ike May, David Bean, and Sam Chick in the 4x400 for a time of 3:27.55, good for second place.
The Bowdoin women will host the 25th annual Aloha Relays beginning on Friday at Magee-Samuelson Track. The Bowdoin men will head to the Maine State Championships, hosted by Bates, next Saturday.