Track teams earn victories

Bowdoin’s spring teams have had mixed results in most sports in recent days, but one has produced some triumph.

Bowdoin’s men’s outdoor track team ended Bates’ string of seven straight state championships by taking first place at the State of Maine championships in Lewiston. The Polar Bears had 230 points, 24 better than the Bobcats. Individually, Riker Wikoff won the 400, Thompson Ogilvie took first in the 800, Chris Martin was tops in the high jump and Nick Ianetta beat the field in the javelin. At the same time Saturday, the women’s team was first at the 21st annual Aloha Relay meet. Bowdoin had 244 points. Laura Peterson was first in the long jump and triple jump, while Elsa Millett took first in the 200 and 400. Alison Chase set a new meet record in winning the 800. Both teams next take part in the NESCAC championships this weekend in Connecticut.


Bowdoin’s baseball team fell 15-3 at Tufts Friday, then split a doubleheader with the Jumbos Saturday, losing 11-9 and winning 13-7. Jason Koperniak and Brendan Garner combined for seven RBI in the win which left the Polar Bears 17-14 overall (4-5 in NESCAC play). After playing at Husson Wednesday (too late for this edition), Bowdoin is at Bates Friday and hosts the Bobcats in a doubleheader Saturday.


Bowdoin’s softball team swept USM in a doubleheader last Wednesday (12-1 in five innings and 5-3), fell 5-0 at home to Tufts last Friday, then was swept by the Jumbos in a doubleheader Saturday (9-1 and 6-3). Karen Reni won the opener of the USM doubleheader. Courtney Colantuno won the nightcap. The Polar Bears (19-15-1 overall, 2-7 NESCAC) had Tuesday’s home doubleheader against the University of New England postponed by rain to Wednesday (too late for this edition). After hosting Colby Friday, Bowdoin wraps up its regular season with two games at the Mules Saturday.

Men’s lacrosse
The Bowdoin men’s lacrosse team suffered an agonizing 9-8 overtime loss at Colby last Wednesday to fall to 7-5 (4-3 NESCAC) with its fourth successive loss. The Polar Bears were at Bates Tuesday (too late for this edition) and wrap up the regular season Friday at home versus Tufts.

Bowdoin’s men’s tennis team beat MIT Friday 8-1, lost 6-3 at Williams Saturday and fell 8-1 at Amherst Sunday to fall to 10-5 overall (5-3 in conference play).