In what was the final Bowdoin meet for the seniors on the women's track team, the Polar Bears finished an impressive sixth at the New England D-III Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

The sole event winner for the Polar Bears was sophomore Elsa Millett, who added to her record-smashing season with a victory in 400-meter dash.

"Elsa had the race of the day with a win in the 400-meters," said senior co-captain Dana Riker. "She is one of the most focused and hard-working athletes I've seen in my time here, and she deserved that win and more. I can't wait to see what she does with the rest of her season and the rest of her time at Bowdoin."

In the heptathlon, Annie Huyler '12 had a strong performance, finishing fourth and scoring just over 4,000 points.

"Annie had strong performances in seven events over two days," said Head Coach Peter Slovenski. "She gave it everything she had and left it all on the track."

Sophomore Laura Peterson also had a strong day, finishing fourth in both the long jump and the triple jump.

"Laura is an elite jumper, and has a lot of poise in championship meets," Slovenski said. "She was in two very intense jumping competitions, and came out with excellent places in both."

He also noted the boost given to the team by the return of first year Emily Barr, who finished seventh in the 100-meter dash.

"It really helped the team to have Emily Barr healthy again," he said. "She's one of the top sprinters in New England, and she had outstanding individual and relay races for the team."

In the relays, the Polar Bears picked up a pair of fourth-place finishes in the 4x100-meter and the 4x800-meter relays.

Millett spoke highly of the senior co-captains, Sarah Lord and Riker.

"Just reflecting on the season, I realize that encouraging, talented and caring people like Sarah Lord and Dana Riker just don't happen in normal life," she said. "Track isn't normal life, and these two have been wonderful track captains. I know I speak for the team when I say the senior class of Bowdoin track will be missed and remembered dearly, even obsessively."

"I think I speak for all of the seniors on the team when I say it's been a fantastic season to cap off our four years here," Riker added. "The courage, competitive spirit, and camaraderie that I saw at the D-III championships on Saturday is quintessentially Bowdoin track."