The women’s track and field team brought home nine first-place finishes from a cold, windy tri-meet against Springfield and Middlebury in Massachusetts over the weekend. 
The meet was a high-level competition between three of the top seven teams in New England D-III track. Middlebury won the meet with 143 points, followed by Springfield with 134 points and Bowdoin with 108 points.

Bowdoin thrower Katherine Harmon ’14 had an impressive day, sweeping the discus (37.51m), hammer throw (46.79m) and shot put (9.68m) events.

“Katherine’s got fantastic work ethic and she has made herself into one of the best throwers in New England by a combination of hard work and intelligence,” said Head Coach Peter Slovenski. “She’s really smart about her training and her technique, and her performance Saturday was a big boost to the team.”

Captain Michele Kaufman ’13 picked up two more victories for Bowdoin, winning the 100-meter hurdles (15.44) and the long jump (5.36m). Brenna Fischer ’15 had a strong win in the 5000-meter race with a time of 19:30.81.

After an exciting race, Emily Clark ’15 walked away with the victory in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:07.11, just .38 seconds faster than second-place finisher Molly McLean of Middlebury.  After a strong start by Clark, she and McLean were neck-and-neck through the majority of the race. Clark attacked the last hurdle to pull away with the win.

The 4x400-meter relay team also edged the competition with a time of 4:08.13. The team included Morgan Browning ’13, Addison Carvajal ’16, Liz Znamierowski ’16 and Clark. 
Bowdoin also claimed three of four jumping events. Along with Kaufman’s long jump victory, Carvajal won the high jump with a mark of 1.5 meters, and Stevie Lane ’15 earned her first college pole vault win at 2.75 meters. 

Tomorrow, the women’s track team heads to the University of New Hampshire for a non-scoring meet against six other teams, including D-I schools New Hampshire and the University of Maine.