Track & Field Teams Perform Well at BU's Hemery Invitational

Caroline Shipley helped lead Bowdoin's women's DMR to a second-place finish at the Hemery Invitational
Caroline Shipley helped lead Bowdoin's women's DMR to a second-place finish at the Hemery Invitational

BOSTON, Mass. - Members of the Bowdoin track & field teams competed at the hotly-contested Dave Hemery Invitational hosted by Boston University last weekend.

In a field that included numerous Division I teams, the Polar Bears posted numerous impressive finishes in the non-scoring meet.

Complete Results:
https://www.tfrrs.org/results/53086.html

Meet Highlights

  • The women's distance medley relay team continued their sensational season, breaking their own school record by six seconds to finish in 11:43.49 and take second place to UConn and ahead of all other D-III entrants.
  • Caroline Shipley led off with a personal-best 3:35, followed by Sara Ory, who ran a 60 for the 400 leg. Claire Traum ran a 2:15 for the 800 and Sarah Kelley closed with a 4:53 on the 1600 to overcome MIT at the line and take second place.
  • The men's distance medley relay took sixth place (9:56.20) at the meet. Ben Torda led off with a 3:03, followed by John Kennealy's 50-second leg on the 400. Conor Donahue ran 1:53 on the 800 and Sean MacDonald brought Bowdoin home with a 4:08 split for the 1600.
  • Additionally, Joseph Staudt made the finals of the 60M hurdles, placing seventh in an extremely deep field (8.44).

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears will return to action on Saturday, February 17, when they head to Middlebury for the New England Division III Championship.