Bowdoin Track Teams Dominate Season-Opening Meet at Southern Maine

Bowdoin Track Teams Dominate Season-Opening Meet at Southern Maine

GORHAM, Maine - The Bowdoin College indoor track teams opened their season with a successful showing at the USM Invitational Saturday. The Polar Bears placed first in the men's four-team meet while the women had several winners in a non-scoring meet.

The Bowdoin men's team totaled 74 points while Westfield State scored 65. Southern Maine had 39 points and St. Joseph's finished with 6. Coby Horowitz paced the team with a pair of victories for the Polar Bears. Horowtiz placed first in the one mile run (4:26.01) and the 3000 meter run (8:58.75). Other winners for the men's team included Riker Wikoff in the 55 meter hurdles (8.16) and Christopher Genco in the high jump (1.93 meters).

Laura Peterson won a pair of events for the women's team, taking the long jump with a distance of 5.32 meters while winning the triple jump with a total of 11.01 meters. Other victors included Elsa Millett in the 600 meter run (1:40.91), Maggie Bryan in the 800 meter run (2:25.67) and Caroline Tory placed in the 1000 meters (3:14.17). Emily Barr and Annie Huyler tied for first in the 55 meter dash (7.78) while Erin Silva took the pole vault with a height of 3.35 meters.

The women's 4x200 meter relay team of Cleo Daoud, Thu-Trang Ho, Emily Clark and Samantha Copland finished first in 1:55.96 while the 4x400 relay squad of Barr, Copland, Daoud and Millett also took first in 4:13.20.

The men's and women's teams will both return to action after break when they host a meet at Farley Field House on January 14.