Women's Track Junior Brittany Bowman Adds Another Top 10 National Time in Mile at Bowdoin

Freshman Rhemi Toth won the 600 at Bowdoin

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Junior Brittany Bowman ran her second national top 10 time of the young indoor season as the Tufts University women's track & field team competed at Bowdoin College on Saturday.

Competing in the mile at Bowdoin, Bowman's 5:06.75 won the race and currently ranks ninth among all Division III competitors in the race as of mid-Saturday evening. She already holds the #4 national mark in the 5,000 meters, timing 17:18.88 (converted) at Boston University on December 3.

The Jumbos placed third out of five teams at Bowdoin scoring 101 points. MIT won with a 239 score, Southern Maine was second at 113, the host Polar Bears took fourth with 76 and Merrimack was fifth (43).

Tufts now has four runners in the national top 35 for the 5K as two Jumbos joined Bowman and senior Kelly Fahey with their marks on Saturday. Junior Olivia Nicholson's 18:27.95 was third in the race and ranks 31st nationally. Freshman Haley Barthel timed 18:29.62 in the Bowdoin 5,000 for fourth place and the #34 national ranking. Fahey ran an 18:01.26 converted at BU.

Freshmen Rhemi Toth and Lauren Diaz both made impressions at Bowdoin. Toth won the 600 meters crossing the finish line in 1:41.81. Diaz posted a national top 40 time of 2:23.02 in the 800 meters to place fourth in the race. In the 400 meters, first-year Julia Gake was the runner-up (1:00.94) and senior Rita Donohoe ran a nearly identical time (1:00.95) for fourth.

The Jumbos now have two 4x4's in the national top 50 after senior Hannah Loss, Gake, Toth and Donohoe ran 4:11.46 to win the Bowdoin race. They rank 42nd nationally. The Jumbo 4x8 of senior Samantha Cox, freshman Nicole Kerrigan, Diaz and Bowman were the Bowdoin runner-up (9:45.93). Tufts' 4x2 of Alina Strileckis, junior Julia Prusaczyk, freshman Erin Logee and Donohoe were also the runner-up in a 1:50.30 time.

Junior Annalisa DeBari had the fastest preliminary time in the 60-meter hurdles at Bowdoin (9.35), but dropped to 9.60 in the final for third place.

The top Tufts field event finish came from junior Jennifer Sherwill in the shot put where she was third with a 35'6 3/4" (10.84m) best.

The Jumbos host the Tufts Stampede and compete at Boston University's John Thomas Invitational next Friday and Saturday (Jan. 27-28).

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