The school record for the women's 400-meter dash was broken yet again last week.

After a historic performance at the Maine State Meet two weeks ago, in which she secured victories in both the 200- and 400-meter dashes, captain Elsa Millet '12 posted yet another standout meet for the women's track team at the Boston University Valentine's Invitational. Millet broke her own Bowdoin record in the 400, and her time of 55.68 ranks first among all D-III performances this season.

Head Coach Peter Slovenski noted Millet's ability to rise to the challenge against strong D-I and post-collegiate runners.

"She showed a lot of poise in how she ran," he said. "She made a courageous move in the second lap to pass the leaders."

Millett was not the only Polar Bear in top form, as four of her teammates also ran personal bests. Emily Clark '15 ran a personal best of 26.31 in the 200 meters, Olivia Mackenzie '13 ran the 3000 in 10:06, and Anna Ackerman '12 and Madelena Rizzo '14 both ran personal bests in the mile, with times of 5:13.63 and 5:14.36, respectively.

Pole vaulter Erin Silva '15 placed sixth with two close attempts at a new school record of 11-10. She got close, clearing a final height of 11-5 3/4.

Despite all the personal bests, Slovenski insisted that the team was "not peaking for this meet," and attributed the individual successes to the high level of competition at Boston University.

Today, the team is competing at Smith College in the New England D-III meet. Bowdoin was fifth at the meet last winter.

"We're hoping to score 75 points in the New England championship this weekend, [which] will place us among the top three teams," he said. "But Tufts is seeded ahead of us in third, and they have a lot of power in the throwing events. It will take our best day to catch Tufts."

-Compiled by Clare McLaughlin.