track looks to Boston
CAIT FOWKES, COPY EDITOR
While most athletes are beginning their spring season,
the women's indoor track team is still finishing their championship meets.
This weekend the season will conclude for the women at ECAC's held at
The women have competed strongly all season, but the
high expectations they had set for the New England Division III meet were
Although the eleventh place finish out of the twenty-two
teams in the competition is not a just representation of the effort made
at this meet. Battling crowded heats with each runner vying for a lead
position at any and all costs, throwing elbows when need be, our Bowdoin
women demonstrated a passion for their sport by overcoming these obstacles
as well as displaying good sportsmanship.
Some highlights of the New England Division III meet
held at Brandeis on February 17th include Julia Febiger '03 and Shaina
Zamitis's '02 6th and 10th place finish in the 600m. As for the jumping
events Casey Kelley '02 triple jumped 34'09" to a 5th place finish and
Acadia Senese '03 placed 10th with a jump of 33'08". Meka Decyk '02 placed
7th in the pole vault with a vault of 9'6".
Perhaps the most notable performances of the day were
the relay teams. The distance medley run by Jesse Gray '01, Libby Barney
'03, Jane Cullina'03 and Julia Febiger '03 placed seventh in the meet.
The 4x400m relay placed fifth. The 4x200m relay run by Sara Bodnar '03,
Kat Martens '04, Andrea Weeks '03 and Kristin Dummer '04 and the 4x800m
relay run by Lynne Davies '04, Jane Cullina '04, Bre-Anne MacKenna '03
and Libby Barney '03 both placed third overall.
The women also ran faster relay times the next weekend
at Open New Englands. This meet was last Friday night and Saturday night
hosted at Tufts University. The distance medley relay kicked off Friday
evening with a 1200m run by Bre-Anne MacKenna, followed by an outstanding
400m by Julia Febiger, handed off to Jane Cullina for an 800m and then
finished with a personal best mile run by Libby Barney. The women cut
ten seconds off their time from the New England DIII performance.
Late Saturday afternoon the women were back again for
the 4x800m relay, run by Davies, MacKenna, Cullina and Barney. Both Barney
and MacKenna ran very strong races to put the team ahead of Wheaton, Tufts,
Conn College, Colby, MIT and Northeastern. The team is looking forward
to a solid showing at BU this weekend.