Track Teams Back in Action With Strong Showing at Home Invitational

Addison Carvajal claimed the pentathlon and long jump for Bowdoin this weekend

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College track and field team hosted RPI and Conn. College in a meet at Farley Field House on Saturday, coming away with several strong showings.

The Polar Bear women placed first of the three teams, scoring 246 points to defeat RPI (163) and Conn. College (107). The men's team totaled 173 points to place second behind RPI (269) but ahead of Conn. College (62).

On the women's side, Addison Carvajal claimed the pentathlon (3128 points) and the long jump (5.22 meters) to earn double-winner status at the first meet of 2014. Emily Clark also won a pair of events by taking the 200 meter dash (26.5) and the 60 meter hurdles (9.5). Other Polar Bear winners included Samantha Copland in the 60 meters (7.8), Cleo Daoud in the 400 meters (1:03.5), Meghan Bellerose in the 600 meters (1:40.3), Alana Menendez in the 800 meters (2:33.2) and Lucy Skinner in the mile (5:20.0). Meanwhile, Bowdoin's team of Liz Znamierowski, Daoud, Clark and Bellerose teamed to take the 4x400 relay in 4:17.4.

In the field events, Hayleigh Kein won the high jump (1.58 meters), Erin Silva took the pole vault (3.4 meters), Katharine Krupp won the triple jump (11.00 meters) and Randi London claimed the shot put (11.19 meters)

In the men's competition, Christian Sleeper won the 800 meters (2:00.8) and Sam Seekins won the 3000 meters (8:39.3). Bowdoin's 4x400 meter relay team of James Donnellan, Jarred Kennedy-Loving, Isaac May and Ben Eisenberg combined to win in a time of 3:34.1. Christopher Genco won the long jump (6.42 meters) to headline the field events for Bowdoin.

Bowdoin will host its second-straight home meet at Farley Field House next Saturday, January 18 against MIT, WPI and Springfield beginning at 12:30 p.m.