127 Munger ’15 leads women’s golf in final match of year
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The men’s track team worked hard this winter break, with several runners earning top scores.
For the first time in 11 years, the men’s cross country team sent two All-American runners to the NCAA D-III Championship race, which was held on Nov. 17 at Rose Hulman Institute in Indiana.
The men’s cross country team earned second place at the New England D-III Championship this weekend, the team’s best outcome since 2006.
The women’s cross country team met stiff competition at the New England Championship this weekend, coming in 11th out of 51 teams.
With the Bowdoin cross country course packed with nearly 800 cheering spectators this weekend, the men’s cross country squad placed third in the NESCAC Championship, coming in behind Bates and Tufts.
The women’s cross country team had some impressive and surprising finishes this weekend at the NESCAC Championship.
This weekend Bowdoin will host the men and women’s NESCAC cross country championship. The men’s team is seeded third for the championship and currently ranked 11th in the NCAA.
The women’s cross country team had an impressive second-place finish this weekend at the Maine State Meet. Bowdoin was beat out by the favored Bates, currently ranked 23rd in the nation by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The Polar Bears prevailed over Colby, who fought closely as a second place-contender.
The men and women’s cross country teams had record results at last weekend’s Open New England meet.
The men and women’s cross country teams impressed by taking first and second place respectively at last weekend’s Wesleyan Invitational.
The men’s and women’s cross-country teams are off to a strong start this season after an impressive performance in their dual meet at the University of Southern Maine (USM) on Saturday.
The men’s and women’s cross-country teams are off to a strong start this season after an impressive performance in their dual meet at the University of Southern Maine (U.S.M.) on Saturday. Sam Seekins ’14, Coby Horowitz ’14, Greg Talpey ’14, Nick Saba ’14, and Kevin Hoose ’15 all finished in the top six, within 23 seconds of one another.
Senior volleyball Captain Melissa Haskell had a groundbreaking start to her final season at the Endicott Invitational this weekend. She left the tournament with a total of 30 kills, 14 aces and 32 digs, while helping her team establish their undefeated record.
After placing third in the men’s regional final and eighth in the women’s last season, the cross country team will have to work hard this season to replicate last year’s success.
Track's spring success continued at the NESCAC Championship last weekend at Bates, with the women placing fourth out of 10 teams and the men coming in fifth of 11. Seven Bowdoin women were named to the All-Conference Team, while 10 men received the same honor. The recognition is bestowed to athletes who finish in the top three in at least one event.
Bowdoin's track teams came away from their meets this weekend with major hardware. They won 22 events, and had three NESCAC Performer of the Week honorees between them. The men competed at the Maine State Outdoor Track and Field Championship at Colby, while the women hosted the Aloha Relays at home.
Facing D-I competitors, the track and field teams posted impressive results at the University of New Hampshire Wildcat Invitational last weekend. Chris Martin '12 was a double winner, claiming first place in both the long jump and the triple jump. He set a new school record in the latter with a jump of 14.54 meters, besting the existing record by .13 meters.
The men's and women's track teams followed up record winter seasons with impressive showings in their first scoring meet of the spring, the Panther Invitational, last weekend at Middlebury. The men beat Middlebury and Springfield to finish first (157.5-137.33-117.16), while the women came in second behind Middlebury and well ahead of Springfield (147-138-109).
The men's club volleyball team concluded its season last weekend with its best finish ever. Bowdoin made it to the second day of competition at the New England Division II championship at the University of New Hampshire before losing to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), the eventual winners, in straight sets (25-20, 25-20).
In its first meet of the outdoor season, the track team put on a show at the non-scoring Santa Barbara Easter Relays in California. For the women, Michele Kaufman '13 won the 100-meter hurdles (15.76) and Katherine Harmon '14 came in first in the hammer throw (43.51 meters).
The Nordic ski team completed its season at the Eastern Intercollegiate Skiing Association Championships much in much the same way it has performed all season: near the bottom of the pack, finishing 10th out of 13 teams. Head Coach Nathan Alsobrook said that the carnival was "as much an odyssey as it was a ski race. The sky was dumping snow all through the race and the wind was howling," which led to "very slow and sloppy conditions."
The Nordic ski team moved up in the standings last weekend at the Williams Carnival, coming in 10th out of 13 teams. Because of sparse snow cover, a relay race scheduled for Saturday was cancelled and replaced by a distance race.
The Nordic ski team is finally entering the peak of its season, a period which has historically yielded the best times.
A bout of bad luck hit the Nordic ski team last weekend at the University of Vermont Carnival: two of the team's top contributors were unable to compete due to injuries. "We've been a bit snakebit this year, with an unusual number of injuries and illnesses hitting our team," wrote Coach Nathan Alsobrook in an email to the Orient.
The Nordic ski team maintained its mediocre pace last weekend at the University of New Hampshire Carnival, coming in ninth out of 13 teams.
The Nordic ski team is just getting warmed up this season, which began with the Bates Carnival last weekend.
The Athletic Training Department will be welcoming a new team doctor starting January 1, when Michael Pleacher will replace Lucien Ouellette. The change in staffing is a result of the establishment of a new OA Centers for Orthopaedics location in Brunswick, where Pleacher was hired as a sports medicine specialist.
The men's and women's cross country teams ended their seasons successfully at the NCAA D-III championship in Winneconne, Wis. on November 19. Coby Horowitz '14 earned All-American status by coming in 13th place overall with a time of 24:30 on the 8K course.
A long trip for the coed sailing team proved to be worthwhile last weekend, as Bowdoin took second at the Atlantic Coast Tournament in Jacksonville, Fla. Though the Saturday conditions were mild, the regatta was cut short because of insufficient wind on Sunday. Pete Edmunds '14 and Mae Speight '13 sailed to third place in the A division, while captain Jeff Goodrich '12 sailed with Clare Henry '12 in the B division, which they won with 14 points.
After suffering an embarrassing 41-7 loss to Wesleyan last season, the football team avenged that defeat with a 12-6 win at Whittier Field last weekend. The victory improves the Polar Bears' record to 3-3 and drops the Cardinals to 3-3 as well. The game's turning point came just before halftime, when Bowdoin was only up 3-0.
The rowing team's fall season ended on a positive note after the team turned in successful performances in its last two regattas. At the Quinsigamond Snake Regatta in Worcester, Mass., on October 15, the team won two gold medals and one silver medal.
The women's golf team finished ninth out of 11 teams in the Williams Fall Classic last weekend at the Taconic Golf Club in the team's last match of the season. First year Ursula Munger earned the best Bowdoin performance with a two-day score of 178 (91-87).
The women's soccer team played in two close overtime games last weekend against NESCAC rivals. Against Middlebury on Saturday, the win slipped away from the Polar Bears 6:34 into overtime, and Sunday's matchup against Williams ended in a double-overtime tie.
The women's golf team continued its winning streak last weekend at the Maine State Collegiate Golf Championship in Cumberland. Over the course of two days, Bowdoin trumped Bates by a combined score of 745 to 786. Three Bowdoin players—Kendall Kyritz '15, Ursula Munger '15 and captain Chelsea Gross '13—carded below 93 in the Sunday round that ultimately decided the tournament. Kyritz scored 182 for her two-day total, making her the lowest-shooting Polar Bear for the second tournament in a row.
The women's golf team earned their first victory this Sunday against Bates at the eponymous Bowdoin Blast, hosted by the Brunswick Golf Club. The Polar Bears won with a combined score of 375 to 400. Bowdoin's Kendall Kyritz '15 was the medalist in her first collegiate golf event (carding at 92), followed by Taylor Guiffre '14 and Bates' Bridget Dunn.