At last weekend's NESCAC Championship, the men's cross country team had its best finish in five years. Seeded fifth, Bowdoin ran to a second-place tie, its best result in the meet since 2006.

Behind Williams' score of 49 points, Bowdoin matched Bates with 79 points. The Polar Bears are currently ranked No. 33 in D-III.

After winning the Maine State Championship two weeks ago, Coby Horowitz '14 once again turned heads.

He finished second in the five mile race with a time of 26:11, just 20 seconds behind the winner.

Improving from his eighth-place finish last year, Horowitz was named one of the five members of the All-NESCAC First Team. Captain Colin Ogilvie '12 was named to the All-NESCAC Second Team with a ninth-place finish.

James Boeding '14 and Matt Hillard '12 were the next-fastest Polar Bears, placing 16th and 22nd, respectively. Nick Saba '14 rounded out the top five, finishing 31st.

Ogilvie was pleased with Saturday's improvement on last year's sixth-place finish.

"We are super excited to finally step up in our performance," he wrote in an email to the Orient. "This team has a lot of potential and we finally got to see a glimpse of it on Saturday."

In the coming week, the team will undergo intense training in preparation for the NCAA New England D-III championship, held at home next Saturday.

-Compiled by Andrés Botero.