Just over a year ago, Lars Sorom ’26 had never run the 800m. Last weekend he was crowned as a NESCAC Champion and is on the cusp of qualifying for the NCAA Division III Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Last weekend, the men’s (85 points) and women’s (60 points) track and field teams finished fifth and sixth respectively at the NESCAC Championship meet hosted at Connecticut College. Both teams surpassed their projected point totals (56 points for the men, 51 points for the women) heading into the meet, finishing above Maine rivals Colby College and Bates College.
A TRE(E)MENDOUS SHOWING
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.
The men’s and women’s track and field teams both placed fourth overall out of nine teams at the Carla Coffey Invitational at Smith College last weekend. Bowdoin had several first place finishers, new personal records (PRs) and New England DIII qualifying times.
I WANT REAL LOVE, BABY
The women’s tennis team (2–7; 2–3 NESCAC) defeated Bates College (4–10; 0–8 NESCAC) 9–0 on Tuesday afternoon at home. The Polar Bears swept Bates in doubles play with victories from Jamilah Karah ’25 and Cara Hung ’26 (8–3), Kennedi Carter ’23 and Hannah Buckhout ’24 (8–6), and Elizabeth Yu ’24 and Candice Ballarin ’25 (8–2).
Last weekend, the women’s track and field team kicked off its outdoor season by taking first place at the Bates Quad Meet in Lewiston. Bowdoin finished with 76 points, followed by the University of Southern Maine (66.5 points), Bates College (58.5 points) and Colby College (1 point).
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The baseball team (7–4; 0–0 NESCAC) defeated Thomas College (5–8) 14–4 on Wednesday afternoon in South Portland. The Polar Bears took an early lead, with Kevin Murray ’25 and Luke Chessie ’23 both recording RBIs in the first inning and Murray scoring on an error.
QUALIFYING IN QUANTITIES
The indoor track and field teams competed at the non-scoring Valentine’s Invitational at Boston University last weekend and saw several New England DIII Championships qualifying times. Leila Trummel ’23 ran a season-best 4:59.30 mile, and Lauren Traum ’24 finished the same event with a time of 5:11.25 seconds.
Last week, Ian Stebbins ’25 shattered Bowdoin’s heptathlon record—set in 2016—by nearly 300 points at the Bates Invitational. The heptathlon is a multi-event contest consisting of seven track and field events: the 60 meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 60 meter hurdles, pole vault and 1000 meter run.