Men and women’s cross country competed at the NEICAAA New England Championship on October 11 at Franklin Park in Boston. The competition featured most of the New England teams, including several D-I programs.

The men’s team placed 22nd out of 39 teams, while the women placed 32nd out of 38 teams.
Captain Kevin Hoose ’15 was the team’s top Bowdoin finisher for the men’s team in the 8K, completing the course in 25:33.9 and placing 76th overall. He was followed by fellow captains Will Ossoff ’15 (83rd, 25:38.5) and Avery Wentworth ’15 (90th, 25:42.5).

For the Polar Bear women, captain Lucy Skinner ’16 was the top performer, completing the 5K course in 18:48.7 and finishing 78th overall. Caroline Corban ’17 was the next best finisher on the team (174th place, 19:53.9), followed by captain Brenna Fischer ’15 (194th, 20.11.8).

The Polar Bears then traveled to the University of Maine-Farmington on October 18 for the Maine State Championship, where the men finished second, and the women’s team finished fourth.

 Although the men’s team had three of the top-five finishers—finishing the meet with 38 points—it was beat by first-place Bates, who finished with  a total of 26 points.

The women’s team finished the meet with 112 points, behind Colby (34 points), the University of New England (60 points) and Bates (61 points).

Top finishers for the Polar Bears included Skinner, who placed in seventh with a time of 19:53, Corban (20th, 20:40) and Meghan Bellerose ’17 (28th, 21:02). Skinner’s seventh place finish was good enough to earn her All-State Honors.

Three runners on the men’s team won All-Maine recognition, including Wentworth (2nd, 26:31), Bridger Tomlin ’17 (4th, 26:42) and Matt Jacobson ’17 (5th, 26:45). Other top-20 finishers in the men’s 8K were Ossoff (11th, 27:02), Hoose (16th, 27:21), and Calvin Henry ’16 (19th, 27:26).

Both the men’s and women’s teams will travel to Middlebury next weekend for the NESCAC Championships.