Brunswick, ME --- First place finishes from freshman Julie Tevenan (Weymouth, MA) and sophomore Laura Pumphrey (East Hampton, CT) led WPI Women's Track and Field to a fifth place at the Bowdoin 6-Way Meet Saturday afternoon. Home team Bowdoin took first place with 180 points, followed by Southern Maine with 149, Colby earned 125 points and Connecticut College garnered 66. WPI finished ahead of St. Joseph's (ME) with 55.
With a time of 3:12.66, Tevenan won the 1000-meter run. The top place finish is the second victory for the newcomer who has competed in two races in her young collegiate career, today's and the mile at the Springfield Invitational, earning wins in both. Pumphrey topped the high jump with a height of 5-2.25.
Pacing the Engineers in the 60-meter hurdles was Freshman Liz Pellegrini (Worcester, MA) with a time of 9.77. She also played a significant role on both WPI relay teams, anchoring the 4x200 and running the lead for the 4x400 team. With a time of 1:55.38, Anne Harris (Hamburg, NY), Sydney Tucker (Worcester, MA), Alex Price (Franklin, MA), and Pellegrini of the 4x200 took a third place finish. The 4x400 quartet, Pellegrini, Maya Rhinehart (Springfield, MA), Kelsie Lazaro (Somerset, MA), and Noelle Richard (Oxford, MA ) checked in at fourth with a time of 4:25.66.
In front of her home-town crowd, senior Emily Hartzell (Brunswick, ME) cleared 9-6.25 in the pole vault to earn second place. Rhinehart and Lazaro finished fourth (1:04.09) and fifth (1:04:30) respectively in the 400-meter dash.
Women's Indoor Track and Field returns to action next week as they head to the Smith Invitational on January 19th.