LEWISTON — The Bowdoin College women’s track and field team placed second at the Maine State Championship on Friday night at Bates College.

The Polar Bears totaled 171.5 points to trail only Bates (230). Southern Maine (146), Colby (132.5), Husson (26) and St. Joseph’s (15) rounded out the team scores.

Bowdoin had a pair of state champions, as Erin Silva won the pole vault (11- 11) and Meghan Bellerose took the 600-meter run (1:41.90).The4x800relay team of Lucy Knowlton, Alana Menendez, Alyson Fulton and Demi Feder was also victorious in a time of 10:09.19.

Other strong performances included several runner-up finishes, highlighted by Hayleigh Kein’s high jump performance (5- 06.25), which tied the state meet record and the Bowdoin school record. Emily Clark was second in the 60 dash (8.15), while Feder was second in the 800 (2:23.70). In the field events, Randi London was runner-up in the weight throw (47-05.25) and Katharine Krupp was second in the triple jump (35- 04.50).

The Bowdoin men also finished second to Bates on Saturday. The Polar Bears totaled 146 points to finish just behind Bates (177 points). Southern Maine (143), Colby (76) and St. Joseph’s (12) rounded out the competing teams.

Matt Jacobson was the lone state champion for the Polar Bears, capturing the first event, the 5,000 meters, in a time of 15:18.79.

Bowdoin’s Abdul-Latif Armiyaw set a school record in the 60-meter dash (7.07), finishing third, while Brian Greenberg was second in the triple jump with a schoolrecord distance of 46-11.75.

Other top showings included Jacob Ellis’ secondplace finish in the 800 (1:58.91), Jarred Kennedy- Loving’s runner-up spot in the 200 (22.87) and Nick Walker’s second place finish in the 3,000 (8:48.12). In the field events, Chris Genco placed second in the long jump (22-05.25) and the high jump (6-05.25).

The Polar Bears will return to action this upcoming Saturday at the Dave Hemery Invitational hosted by Boston University.

Men’s hockey

Danny Palumbo scored the go-ahead goal with 7.6 seconds remaining in the second period as Bowdoin defeated Amherst 4-3 on Saturday afternoon at Sidney J. Watson Arena.

The oncoming Polar Bears improved to 12-5-3 (6-5-3 NESCAC) and are 5-1-1 in their last seven outings. Ninth-ranked Amherst saw its five-game winning streak come to an end in falling to 14-4-2 (10-4 NESCAC).

Bowdoin killed off a couple of early Amherst penalties and took the lead on a great individual effort by John McGinnis, who picked the pocket of a Jeff defender and beat Amherst netminder Danny Vitale with a breakaway backhander inside the right post at 4:37.

Bowdoin doubled its lead late in the period when Stevie Van Siclen won a face-off in the offensive zone back to John-Alexander Kourkoulis, who ripped a slapshot from the blue line under the crossbar at 15:42.

The Polar Bears increased their lead to three goals early in the second period when they enjoyed an extended possession in offensive zone, kept in by Ryan Collier’s glove along the boards. The puck came to the stick of Connor Quinn, skated across slot and wristed a shot that was saved by Vitale. Quinn jumped on the rebound make it 3-0 just 3:47 into the frame.

Amherst stormed back late in the period with three goals in a span of 5:08. David White started the rally by putting home a shot from the high slot at 13:55. Less than four minutes later, Bowdoin looked to clear its defensive zone, but left a turnover in between the circles right in front of goaltender Peter Cronin. Topher Flanagan picked up the loose puck found the back of the net from in close at 17:19.

Amherst stunned the Bowdoin crowd again with just 57 seconds left in the period with a shorthanded goal to tie the game. Mike Cashman and Conor Brown broke out on a 2-on-1 and Cashman put home a feed from his teammate to make it 3-3.

However, Bowdoin was able to bounce back before intermission, converting on the power play as Palumbo tucked home the puck on the back post.

Bowdoin finished with a 40-26 edge in shots and went 1-for-3 on the power play. Amherst went 0-for-5 with the extra man. Cronin ended with 23 saves for the Polar Bears, while Vitale made 36 for the Jeffs.

On Friday, Bowdoin scored a pair of second-period goals to take a 2-1 win over Hamilton at Watson Arena.

After a scoreless first period, Bowdoin scored twice to take the lead in the second frame, courtesy of the same duo. A breakaway midway through the period came to the stick of Kendall Culbertson, who fed a cross-ice pass to Zach Kokosa for the game’s first goal at 8:39.

With under a minute to go in the period, Kokosa intercepted a puck at the blue line and skated in to take the initial shot. Tim Nowacki made the first stop for Hamilton, but the loose puck came to the stick of Culbertson, who deposited the rebound for a 2-0 Bowdoin lead.

Bowdoin visits Trinity this upcoming Friday at 7 p.m.

Women’s hockey

Colleen Finnerty scored the game-winning goal with 0.8 seconds left to cap off a wild third period and lead the Polar Bears to a 6-5 victory over the Trinity Bantams Friday evening.

Bowdoin built a 2-1 lead after one period, outshooting Trinity, 14-6, including a pair of power-play tallies by Miranda Bell. Lauren Fitzgerald netted the equalizer just under six minutes remaining in the opening stanza before Bell’s second put the Polar Bears back ahead with 1:33 on the clock.

Lucy Robinson accounted for the only scoring of the second period, scoring once on a redirect and a second time during a Bantam power play, as Trinity took the 3-2 lead into the second intermission.

The Polar Bears scored three times in the first 9:03 of the third frame to regain the lead. Ariana Bourque won the opening face-off and quickly assisted Finnerty for the third period’s opening goal just 11 seconds into play. Bourque fed Rachel Kennedy on another goal 5:10 into the third, and Bell completed a hat trick with 10:57 on the clock.

With two minutes on the clock, Trinity pulled goaltender Sydney Belinskas in favor of an extra skater twice and scored both times to tie the game at 5-5. Robinson completed the hat trick when she jammed in a loose puck that had gotten behind Bowdoin goalie Lan Crofton with 1:39 left, and Kelcie Finn tied it with a wraparound behind Crofton’s right shoulder with 32 seconds remaining.

Bowdoin won the ensuing face-off and Finnerty smacked the puck past Belinskas from close on the right side to win it.

Belinksas finished with 27 saves, while Crofton totaled 23 stops for Bowdoin.

On Saturday, Bowdoin fell to the Bantams, 2-0, leaving Hartford with a 9-8-4 overall mark, 5-5-2 in the NESCAC. Trinity improved to 12-6-1, 5- 6-1 in the conference.

Belinskas stopped 29 shots, highlighted by 12 in the third period. On the opposite end, Crofton made 18 saves in a losing effort for Bowdoin.

Bowdoin returns home for its final regular season weekend at Watson Arena as the Polar Bears host Hamilton beginning on Friday night at 7 p.m.

Women’s basketball

Bowdoin pulled away in the second half of a 53-43 victory at Middlebury on Sunday afternoon.

The victory improved the 20th-ranked Polar Bears to 20-2 (8-0 NESCAC), giving Bowdoin their 13th 20-win campaign in the last 15 years. It also extended their winning streak to 17 games, the longest for the program since the heralded 2003-04 squad that reached the NCAA Championship game. Middlebury, led by first-year coach and former Bowdoin assistant coach KJ Krasco, dropped to 11-11 (3-5 NESCAC) on the season.

Shannon Brady scored 12 of her game-high 14 points in the second half and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Polar Bears. Kate Kerrigan was all over the floor, scoring 11 points, swiping a career-high nine steals, corralling six rebounds and dishing out four assists for Bowdoin. Ally Silfen provided a spark off the bench, scoring 10 points for the Polar Bears.

Middlebury was led by 13 points from Elizabeth Knox.

Bowdoin will visits Bates this upcoming Friday before traveling to Tufts on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Men’s basketball

Bowdoin jumped out early and never relinquished its lead in a 88-70 win over visiting Middlebury on Sunday afternoon.

The Polar Bears improved to 15-6 and pulled to 5-3 in conference play. The Panthers dropped to 15-6 (4-3 NESCAC) despite a gamehigh 23 points from Matt. St. Amour.

Lucas Hausman paced the Bowdoin offense with 21 points, followed closely by John Swords with 20 and Bryan Hurley with 17, including going 5-for-10 in 3- point range. Matt Palecki also scored in double digits for the Polar Bears, draining 13 points along with a team leading eight rebounds.

Bowdoin returns to Morrell Gym on Friday night witha7p.m.contestagainst Bates.


The Bowdoin men competed at the Maine Event on Saturday at Bates College.

In a non-scoring meet, the Polar Bears had a trio of winners, led by Peter Deardorff, who won the 200 butterfly (1:59.49) and 200 freestyle (1:49.95) events. JR Chansakul also placed first in the 200 IM (2:00.25), while Andrew Park took the 200 backstroke (1:59.05).

The Polar Bears return to action on Feb. 20 at Middlebury in the NESCAC Championships.