The men’s track team worked hard this winter break, with several runners earning top scores.

Sprinter Kyle Leblanc ’14 took first place in the 6-way home meet on January 12 and the 4-way home meet on January 19, making him one of the top four sprinters in the NESCAC this winter.

Bowdoin took second place in the 4x400-meter during the 6-way meet on January 12 after Jarred Kennedy-Loving ’15 fell on the track. In pursuit of a Colby runner during the first lap, Kennedy-Loving landed on the track, rolled, jumped up, and used the next 300 meters to make up his lost ground.

Bowdoin was behind Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) by six points going into the last event of the meet. The shot putters Cam Woodford ’15 and Cam Chisholm ’16 outscored WPI by six points, ending the meet in a tie. 

Christian Sleeper ’15 is currently one of the top scorers for the Polar Bears. His success this winter in the 1000-meter run shows a marked improvement from his previous seasons.

“Christian is racing with a lot of skill this season. He’s working hard in practice, and he has become one of the best kickers on the team,” said Head Coach Peter Slovenski, referring to a runner’s sprint at the end of the race known as the “kick.” In their last meet of the break, Eddy Page ’13 and Peter Tracy ’14 took first and second place in the pole vault.

“Eddy and Peter are technically very smart, and mentally very tough in competition,” said Slovenski. “They had a great day for the team.”
This weekend, the Polar Bears will face off against several schools at the competitive Wesleyan Invitational.