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Highlight Reel for April 28

April 27, 2023


Last weekend, the men’s and women’s track and field teams took second and third place, respectively, at the Pine Tree State Classic. On the men’s team, Ajay Olson ’23 placed first in the 100m and Lars Sorom ’26 won the 400m. Brooks Peters ’23 took first place in the 1500m, just ahead of fellow Polar Bear John Auer ’23. The women’s team was led by Kianne Benjamin ’24, who placed first in both the 200m and 400m. Abby Mueller ’24 finished first in the 1500m. In the field events, Sophie Maguire ’26 won the pole vault, and Emma Hargreaves ’23 placed first in the hammer throw. Both teams will compete this weekend at the NESCAC Championships in New London, Conn.


The men’s and women’s tennis teams will compete in their respective NESCAC playoffs this weekend. The men’s tennis team finished the regular season 13–3 (8–2 NESCAC) and enter the tournament as the second seed. The Polar Bears will face off against seventh-seeded Bates College (7–8; 4–6 NESCAC) this afternoon in Middlebury, Vt. Bowdoin defeated Bates 6–3 earlier this month. The women’s team went 5–10 (5–5 NESCAC) this season and are seeded sixth going into the playoffs. The team will play third-seeded Amherst College (11–3, 8–2 NESCAC) today in Middlebury, Vt. If either team advances, they will compete in the semifinals tomorrow at Williams College.


The sailing team competed in three regattas last weekend and saw several first-place finishes. At the Women’s Fleet Race New England Championship, Bowdoin had a program-best finish, led by Lizzy Kaplan ’23 and Holliss Hirsch ’25, who took home first place in the A division. Lauren Russler ’26 and Meg Gonzalez ’23 finished first in the B division, and Bowdoin placed third out of 16 teams overall. At the Polar Bear Invitational in Harpswell, the Polar Bears finished first and fourth out of 10 teams. Finally, Bowdoin placed ninth out of 19 teams at the Boston Dinghy Challenge Cup in Cambridge, Mass. The Polar Bears will set sail yet again this weekend when they compete at the Coast Guard Alumni Bowl hosted by Connecticut College.

Lauren Russler is a member of the Bowdoin Orient


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