Date Posted:02/14/2005,  3:00PM

Perovich Breaks School Record

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's distance relay squad earned an automatic berth to the NCAA Indoor Track Championship this weekend, while Laura Perovich broke a school record in the weight throw as the season enters the homestretch.

The men's distance relay team of Owen McKenna, Steve Bartus, Greydon Foil and Andrew Combs competed at Boston University's St. Valentine Invitational this weekend. The Polar Bears posted a time of 10:00.58, reaching the automatic qualification standard for the NCAA Track Championships. The team placed fourth overall in the race, and earned a trip to Illinois Wesleyan in March for Nationals.

Meanwhile, Laura Perovich shattered a Bowdoin school record in the weight throw competition this weekend at Coast Guard. With a toss of 53 feet, 5.75 inches, Perovich broke the previous mark of 51' 1.74" held by Stacy Jones '00.