Bears Win Bowdoin Invitational

Gabrielle Troise
Gabrielle Troise

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Junior Gabrielle Troise set a new school record in the shot put as the women's track and field team finished in first place at the Bowdoin Invitational.

The Bears finished with 165 points followed by Colby (155) and host Bowdoin (143).

In her third throw Gabrielle Troise set the school record with a distance of 42-2.25 breaking the school record of 40-6.25 set by Emily Trudeau in 2014. Her throw also qualified her for the New England Open and Division III Championships. Troise was also fourth in the weight throw (47-0.75) also good enough to qualify for the Division III New England Championships.

Freshman Anna Beck finished first in the 400 (1:00.52) followed by four teammates in the next five spots: senior Sarah Cummings (3rd - 1:02.32), freshman Madeline Colwell (4th - 1:02.42), junior Alexandra Cobb (5th - 1:04.82), and sophomore Molly Yuan (6th - 1:05.88). Beck's time qualifies her for the Division III New England Championship.

The Bears took the top three spots in the 1000 led by freshman Adora Lawrence who crossed the finish line in 3:10.84. She was followed by sophomore Anita Green (3:11.94) and sophomore Morgan Garrett (3:14.40). Both Lawrence and Green qualified for the New England Division III Championships with their times. 

Earning second place finishes for Coast Guard were senior Gretchen Krause in the 600 (1:45.08), junior Ashlee Johnson in the 800 (2:23.99), senior Jennifer Haley in the mile (5:35.05) and senior Bonny Turnage in the 3K (10:42.11). Johnson's time qualifies her for the Division III New England Championships.

In relays Coast Guard took both the 4x200 (1:49.42) and 4x400 (4:24.08) and was second in the DMR (13:04.24).

The Bears are back in action Saturday, February 4, at the Wesleyan Invitational. Coast Guard will battle rival Merchant Marine for the indoor track and field Superintendent's Trophy point.
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