The women’s track and field team finished first out of seven teams at this Saturday’s 25th-annual Aloha Relays at Bowdoin. Like the men’s team, the women were coming off a third-place finish at the UNH invitational the previous week. The team will compete at the NESCAC Championship at Tufts this weekend. 

Bowdoin won 11 of the meet’s events and sealed the competition with 184 total points, beating out second-place Bates who earned 158 points. Katherine Harmon ’14, who won the hammer throw at the Relays, is currently ranked No. 13 in all of D-III in the event. Head Coach Peter Slovenski said he is pleased with her recent results.

“Katherine has gotten more explosive with her throwing this month,” Slovenski said. “She’s always been a great technician, and now she’s adding a lot of speed to her second and third turns.”

Slovenski also attributes the team’s strong showing to the recent return of jumper Hayleigh Kein ’15, who won the high jump this weekend. 

“It was a big lift to the team to get Hayleigh back in the lineup,” Slovenski said. “She’s been out for three weeks and we really missed her.”

While the team failed to win the discus at the Aloha Relay, Slovenski said he hopes that the event can be one of the strongest in the upcoming weeks, when the team will need every point it can get to be competitive. 

“The discus has been our best event this spring,” Slovenski said. “Katherine, Anna [Prohl ’14] and Randi [London ’15] have been working on using their legs more, and they should have some great weekends coming up.” 

Other Polar Bear medal-winners at the home tournament included Morgan Browning ’13 in the 400 meters, Camille Wasinger ’15 in the 1500, Brenna Fischer ’15 in the 10K, Emily Clark ’15 in the 400 hurdles, Erin Silva ’15 in the pole vault, Michele Kaufman ’13 in the long jump, London in the shotput, Addison Carvajal ’16 in the heptathlon and the  4x800 meter relay team of Wasinger, Carolyn Veilleux ’16, Ally Fulton ’16 and Maggie Bryan ’15.