Silva, Harmon Earn All-American on Opening Day of NCAA Championship

Silva, Harmon Earn All-American on Opening Day of NCAA Championship
Erin Silva (left) and Katherine Harmon (right) both established new school records on Thursday

DELAWARE, Ohio - Bowdoin women's track and field athletes enjoyed a fantastic showing at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship, including a pair of All-American performances, at Ohio Wesleyan University.

In her final collegiate event, senior Katherine Harmon placed eighth in the hammer throw while junior Erin Silva took fourth in the pole vault as both earned All-American honors for the second consecutive season. Meanwhile, Addison Carvajal recorded a new program record in the heptathlon.

Harmon's second throw of the afternoon was the best of her career, and established a new school record, with a distance of 53.62 meters (175-11) to place eighth in the field. Harmon, who entered the field seeded 16th, dramatically improved her final position and bested her own school mark of 52.58 meters (172-6).

Silva also broke her own school record, clearing a personal best of 3.85 meters (12-7.5) to place fourth and earn All-American recognition. Silva was seeded 10th in the nation heading into nationals and shattered her previous mark 3.75 meters.

In the women's heptathlon, Addison Carvajal also posted a new school record total of 4694 points and finished 10th in the 22-competitor field, just missing out on All-American honors. Carvjal's top performance was in the high jump, where she finished in a tie for third among the entrants.