|Date and Time:||05/03/2008, 10:00AM|
|Opponent:||at New England D-III's (Coast Guard)|
NEW LONDON, Conn. - Led by a first-place performance from Kelsey Borner, the Bowdoin College outdoor track and field teams both placed well at the New England Division III Championship hosted by the Coast Guard Academy last weekend. The men's outdoor track and field team placed sixth while the women earned seventh overall.
Borner earned a first-place finish in the women's discus, tossing a distance of 42.12 meters to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championship. She also placed third in the shot put competition and sixth in the javelin.
Other impressive showings in the women's meet included a 3-4 finish in the 5000 meter run from Laura Onderko and Christina Argueta. Courtney Eustace was eighth in the steeplechase while the 4x800 meter relay team finished fifth. In addition to Borner's throws, the Polar Bears were strong in the field events, as Hannah Peckler was fourth in the long jump and Chelsea Jackson third in the javelin.
On the men's side, Thompson Ogilvie had the top finish of the day, earning second in the 1500 meter run. Damon Hall-Jones sprinted to fourth in the 200 meter and fifth in the 100 meter competitions. Zach Winters captured seventh in the 400 meter dash while the 4x400 meter relay team finished fourth overall.
In the field, Luke Fairbanks paced the squad with a third-place toss in the shot put. James Bingham earned a seventh-place distance in the discus.