NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Bowdoin women's outdoor track & field team placed second while the men took fourth in impressive showings at the Silfen Invitational hosted by Connecticut College on Saturday.
The Polar Bear women were runners up with 108 points, trailing only Middlebury's 116 in a strong 20-team field. The men recorded 66 points, finishing behind only WPI (97.5), Middlebury (85.5) and New Haven (73) in a competitive 24-team field.
Women's Meet Highlights
- Bowdoin took a 1-2-3 finish in the women's 100M, led by Brittney McKinley (12.50), followed closely by Morgen Gallagher (12.68) and Samantha Schaefer (12.72). McKinley also took second in the 200M (26.04)
- Sara Ory won the 400M hurdles competition in a time of 1:04.29 and anchored the winning 4x400 relay team that included Emma Beane, Gallagher and Schaefer who posted a school-record time of 3:57.05
- The 4x100 meter relay team of Gallagher, McKinley, Angela Wallace and Samantha Schaefer also took first in a time of 49.05
- Lydia Pitts set a personal record in winning the triple jump with a distance of 11.44m
Men's Meet Highlights
- The Polar Bear men also had multiple winners, including Joseph Staudt's first-place finish in the high jump with a height of 1.85m
- Bowdoin went 1-2 in the long jump with Mason Freeman earning the win at 6.64m, just edging teammate Reed Foster.
- Other strong finishes for the Polar Bears included Yaw Sekere taking third in the 100M (10.99) and anchoring the third-place 4x100 team that also included Freeman, Owen Tuck and Troy Green, finishing in 42.50.
- The Polar Bears will have a busy weekend next week as the women compete at the Aloha Relays on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20 at Bates College.
- The men will host the Maine State Outdoor Track & Field Championship at Magee-Samuelson Track at noon on Saturday, April 20.