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Highlight Reel for May 7

May 6, 2021


At the third Bowdoin-Colby-Bates track and field meet this past weekend, two school records fell as the men’s and women’s teams closed out their non-scoring season. On the men’s side, Ajay Olson ’23 earned a new school record in the 100 meter dash (10.69 seconds), and he just barely missed the school’s 45-year-old 200 meter dash record (21.42 seconds) by 0.2 seconds. On the women’s side, Lydia Pitts ’22 tied Casey Kelley’s ’02 school record in the triple jump (11.84 meters). These records capped off a strong performance by the Polar Bears, who secured first place in the 100 meter hurdles, 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, long jump, hammer throw and shot put on the women’s side and the 1500 meter run, long jump and triple jump on the men’s side.


Men’s golf finished out the NESCAC championship this past weekend in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Favian Busnawi ’23—who finished within the top 14 golfers at the championship—became just the second Polar Bear to earn All-NESCAC honors. After tying for nineteenth place two weekends ago, Busnawi improved on his performance to tie for fourth place overall at the NESCAC championship. Two other Polar Bears, Rylan McGinn ’23 and Gavin Shilling ’21, also competed in this tournament, and Shilling finished in 41st place at the first NESCAC championship leg.


In two convincing wins, Bowdoin Softball (4-6, 4-4 NESCAC East) swept Bates this past weekend to secure much-needed wins heading into their last weekend of the regular season. In the first game, Bowdoin’s defense was almost perfect, letting Bates score only one run in an 8-1 victory. Maddie Rouhana ’21 put up another stellar performance for the Polar Bears in that game, hitting .750 and sending a three-run homer past left field in the sixth inning. In the second game, the Polar Bears came out swinging, scoring 15 runs to Bates’ three. In the second inning alone, Bowdoin secured five runs, and Lilly Armstrong ’21 finished the game with a team-high 5 RBI. The Polar Bears are looking to use these back-to-back wins to power them through their upcoming doubleheader against Trinity on Saturday.


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