For the past three semesters, Garrett Thomas ’17 has been conducting an independent study examining the effects of mindfulness on stress reduction and athletic performance, specifically for injured or previously injured athletes at Bowdoin. In the past few years, injuries, especially concussions, have come to the forefront of athletic discussions.
Leah KratochvilON THE RUN: Charlotte Oster ’20 leaps to a tenth-place finish in the women’s 400m hurdles. This weekend, Bowdoin will host the NESCAC Track and Field Championships for the first time since 2006. The women’s and men’s track teams are coming off of first-place finishes in their last two respective meets and will look to extend their success through this weekend.
Ann BasuPLAYOFF PUSH: Samantha Stalder ’17 competes in the team’s match against Middlebury (8-3, 5-0 NESCAC) on Saturday. Although the Polar Bears fell 8-1 to the Panthers, they are still confident in their ability to come back this weekend.
Katie BacallKEEPING GUARD: Defender Ryan Kenney ’18 and goalkeeper Peter Mumford ’17 lead the Bowdoin defense in Wednesday night’s game against Bates (9-0, 6-0 NESCAC). Mumford had 12 stops against a strong Bobcat attack and caused two turnovers for the Polar Bears.
Ann BasuSticking with it Mettler Growney ’17 dodges two Amherst defenders in the team’s season opener, a skillful 7-6 win over the Purple and White. That strong start was indicative of the team’s successful season thus far; it heads into Sunday’s Trinity matchup with a 6-1 record.
Katie FoleyThe men’s lacrosse team takes the field for practice on a chilly afternoon as the Polar Bears gear up for their season-opener against Amherst on Sunday. While the spring season officially began in mid-February, the weather has yet to catch on as both the men’s and women’s games for this weekend were postponed to Sunday due to a forecast that included extremely cold temperatures and high winds.