Track & Field Posts Outstanding D-III New England Showing

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - A pair of Bowdoin athletes came away as regional champions as the Polar Bear outdoor track & field teams enjoyed a phenomenal day at the New England Division III Championship Saturday hosted by Williams College.

As a team, the Polar Bear men finished seventh overall while the women placed ninth.

Meet Highlights

  • Both Bowdoin first-year Yaw Sekyere (men's 100m dash) and junior John Pietro (men's shot put) came away with New England D-III titles with first-place finishes on Saturday.
  • Sekyere set a new school record with a blazing time of 10.75 seconds to claim the 100m event for Bowdoin while Pietro launched a distance of 16.10m in the finals to win the shot put by .13 meters to take the crown.
  • Sekyere also finished fifth in the 200m dash (21.96).
  • The Polar Bear men also saw school records fall in the javelin, where Colin Tiernan broke the school mark with a  throw of 61.28 meters (fourth place), and in the 110m hurdles, where Joseph Staudt broke his own school mark with a time of 14.62 (third place).
  • Brian Greenberg was fourth in the triple jump at 14.18 meters.
  • Sara Ory set a new personal best in placing fourth in the 400m hurdles for the Bowdoin women in a time of 1:03.87.
  • Ellen Masalsky was fourth in the women's javelin with a distance of 40.71 meters while Pamela Zabala placed fifth in the discus with a toss of 37.40.
  • The women's 4x800 meter relay team of Eleanor Brakewood, Demi Feder, Caroline Shipley and Meghan Bellerose placed fourth in 9:18.28.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will return to action with a handful of athletes competing at the Open New England Championship, also hosted at Williams, next weekend.