Fresh from a training trip to Florida over Spring Break, the men's track team is ready to make the trek to Middlebury for its first regular season meet. The team feels confident heading into its short outdoor season. With only two regular season meets before the Maine State Championship meet, the men need to take advantage of every opportunity to better their performances.

Coming off a successful indoor season, senior captain Colin Hay discussed the transition from indoor to outdoor track.

"I think this outdoor season will build on the success we had in the indoor season," he said. "Outdoor brings about new events and all of the indicators seem to point at even more success for Bowdoin in these events."

These events include steeplechase, javelin, the 400-meter hurdles and the 4x100-meter relay, among others.

The men had their first taste of outdoor track on a training trip to Florida over spring break.

There the team competed against a number of strong D-I schools at the Hurricane Invitational hosted by the University of Miami, with athletes who were among the best in the country.

Many Bowdoin athletes performed well despite this difficult competition.

Captain Nate Bingham '10 picked up two third-place finishes in the hammer and discus and fellow thrower Matt Ramos '12 captured fourth place in the hammer throw.

The Ogilvie brothers also had good performances. Senior captain Thompson Ogilvie placed third in the 1500-meter with a time of 3:56.03.

Colin Ogilvie '12 added a fourth-place effort in the steeplechase. Most of the other athletes had good starting points from which they can improve upon for the rest of the season.

The trip also provided a week of solid training in warm weather, which should help all athletes improve their performances here in Maine.

With the end of the rain, the Bowdoin men should have good conditions to start the season strong this weekend.

Looking ahead, Hay added, "We hope to continue to compete with the top of D-III New England, with team goals of winning the Maine State Meet, top three at the NESCAC championship meet, and top five at D-III New Englands. Given the hard work and commitment of this years team, I have no doubt that we will achieve these goals."