Senior co-captain Matthew Hillard of Shorewood, Wis., anchors a record-setting relay for the Polar Bears.
The Bowdoin College men’s distance medley relay team won the Division III national championship on Friday evening at Grinnell College in a time of 9:59.67. The team of Coby Horowitz, Matthew Gamache, Colin Fong and Matthew Hillard established a championship meet record with the time, besting Wisconsin-Stevens Point by 0.3 seconds. It is the first indoor track national title in school history for Bowdoin and shattered the Division III meet record (10:05.72) by more than six seconds.
Women’s Track Results: Other Bowdoin performances on Friday included Erin Silva’s 12th-place finish in the pole vault (3.60 meters) and Annie Huyler’s 14th-place showing in the pentathlon (3,154 points). Chantal Croteau (13th in mile prelims, 5:08.99) and Elsa Millett (10th in 400 meter prelims, 57.53) did not qualify for Saturday’s finals in their respective events.
The Polar Bears’ women’s 4×400 meter relay team will be the lone Bowdoin competitors on Saturday. The race is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Central Time.
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Senior co-captain Jill Henrikson of Bath, ME, drives past the George Fox Bruins.
The third-ranked George Fox women’s basketball team pulled away from Bowdoin in the second half of a 71-55 victory in the Sectional Semifinal of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Friday evening. For seniors Jill Henrikson, Amy Hackett, Nicole Coombes, Ellery Gould, and Alexa Barry, it was their fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament and their third appearance in the “Sweet Sixteen.” Additional game details and a photo gallery of the action are provided by The Portland Press Herald.
Fans of NCAA Division I basketball have one more day to wait for the official start of “March Madness,” but for book lovers, the competition has already begun! Join the fun at The Tournament of Books—a competition that pits some of the best books of 2011 against each other in what has become a much-anticipated annual event (you can even download a PDF of the brackets!).