Polar Bears Lap Field to Claim Aloha Relays Crown

Polar Bears Lap Field to Claim Aloha Relays Crown

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's outdoor track and field team ran away with the 2011 Aloha Relays Championship on a cold and rainy day at Magee-Samuelson track Saturday. Bowdoin had seven athletes earn individual victories, including two apiece from Elsa Millett and Laura Peterson.

Bowdoin took the crown with a team score of 227.50, ahead of Bates (128), Southern Maine (83), Smith (82.50), Colby (76) and Mount Holyoke (24).

Millett won both the 200 meters (26.18) and 400 meters (58.89) while Peterson claimed first in the long jump (5.13 meters) and triple jump (10.74). Bowdoin swept the hurdles competition courtesy of Michele Kaufman in 100 meter hurdles (16.30) and Molly Harkavy in the 400 meter hurdles (1:08.56). Molly Duffy took first in the 800 meters (2:22.67) while Christina Argueta finished over three minutes ahead of the field in the 10,000 meters (38:05.81).

Annie Huyler won the heptathlon with 3,831 points after winning the 800 meter run, 100 meter hurdles, high jump and long jump portions of the competition. Additionally, the 4x100 meter relay of Emily Barr, Kaufman, Millett and Samantha Copland took first overall as well (49.93).

The Polar Bears will return to action at the NESCAC Championship meet hosted by Wesleyan University next Saturday.