The men's indoor track team will travel to Boston on Saturday morning for the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational at Harvard, where it will compete against post-collegiate athletes as well as their usual peer opponents.

"This upcoming Sunday at Harvard is going to be a big meet," said captain Zach Winters '11. "Our past couple meets have both been smaller home meets."

"There will be a lot of good competition. It will be a good test for us and I think we'll do really well," Winters added.

Last Saturday, the men came in second at their second competition of the season, a home meet against Middlebury, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

The team had a "great day on the track," according to coach Peter Slovenski, but did not perform as well on the field.

"We have a lot of work to do on the field events," he said. "We're probably a couple weeks away from where our field athletes will be reaching their mid-season form."

RPI won the meet with a score of 183.3, followed by Bowdoin with 154.33 points, WPI with 109.33 points, and Middlebury with 94.

Junior Brett Stein won the 600-meter race with a time of 1:23.03, followed by teammate Sam Chick '13, who finished the race in 1:24.15.

"Brett's a very strong runner through the 800, and when he runs shorter races, he's very powerful," said Slovenski.

In the 800-meter race, Matt Hillard '12 came in first, crossing the finish line at 1:58.58. Colin Fong followed at 1:59.30 for second place, right ahead of Middlebury's Connor Wood who had a time of 1:59.38.

The Bears posted 28 points from an impressive domination in the 1,000-meter race, taking the top four spots. Coby Horowitz '14 won the race with a time of 2:39.89, followed by Colin Ogilvie '12 in second at 2:40.02, James Boeding '14 in third at 2:40.54, and Alex Williams '12 in fourth at 2:41.36.

"For a lot of our runners, that was their second race," said Slovenski, "so they did a real good job doubling back from other races."

The team earned nearly as many points in the mile, with a 4:25.73 win by Hillard, a 4:26.32 second-place finish by Horowitz, an Ogilvie fourth-place finish with a 4:26.98 race, and Williams taking fifth with a time of 4:27.80.

Sam Seekins '14 won the 3,000-meter race, with a time of 8:49.24. Teammate Stan Berkow '11 also earned the Bears points in the event, coming in at 8:57.56 for a fourth-place finish.

The men won the 4x800-meter relay with a time of 8:25.54, well ahead of WPI's 8:39.19 second-place finish.

In 4x400-meter relay, they lost by a hundredth of a second, posting a 3:28.13 finish right behind WPI, who won at 3:28.12.

Bowdoin finished second in the distance medley as well, clocking in at 11:01.12 after RPI's 10:57.81 finish.

The Bears did not fare as well on the field as they did on the track, but athletes posted points with competitive finishes in most of the events.

"WPI and RPI are highly technical colleges, and they really did great in the technical events," said Slovenski, referring to both teams' performances on the field. "Bowdoin, we had a great meet in the liberal arts events...the running events, they're a little more general."