RUNNING TO REGIONALS
The men’s and women’s cross-country teams will compete at the NCAA Division III East Regional at Suffolk University in Franklin Park, Massachusetts. Each team will bring eight athletes, seven competitors and one alternate. The men’s team will be composed of John Auer, Ben Bockmann, Peter Enger, John Hood, Andrew Meredith, Griffin Ott, Shane Smolenski and Ryan Supple. The women’s team will be composed of Emma Barker, Stephanie Chun, Kelsey Crawford, Jane Hirschman, Cameron MacKenzie, Abby Mueller, Emma Noel and Leila Trummel. The Polar Bears can qualify for the Division III National Championship by winning the regional meet or by being selected as one of the twenty-two at-large qualifiers. At-large qualifiers are awarded to teams based on their performances all season long and their national ranking.
The women’s rugby team has officially recorded its first undefeated season since 2015, boasting an overall record of 6-0 and the first seed in the NIRA post-season tournament. The Polar Bears are the defending national champions from 2019, the last time a national championship game was held, and they will look to defend their title this fall. The Polar Bears will face Colby-Sawyer College in the semifinal match tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. on Pickard Field. The last time the two teams met, in September, Bowdoin bested Colby-Sawyer by a score of 79-0.
LAST ONE, BEST ONE
The football team will play Colby College tomorrow in Waterville in its last game of the season. Bowdoin and Colby have a fierce NESCAC rivalry, as the two teams have faced each other in football since the 1940s. Following a narrow 24-25 loss against Bates at home last weekend, the tenth-ranked Polar Bears will look to bounce back and upset the fifth-ranked Mules. The Polar Bears currently hold a record of 1-7, which they will attempt to improve tomorrow.