October 30, 2013

Cross Country Teams Set For NESCAC Championship This Weekend

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin cross country teams will compete at the New England Small College Athletic Conference championship this Saturday, November 2, at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, Conn.

Leading the way for Bowdoin will be defending men's champion Coby Horowitz, who will look to become the first Polar Bear to repeat as conference champion. The Bowdoin men finished third at the 2012 championship race while the women took seventh.

The Polar Bear men will be looking for their first NESCAC title since claiming consecutive crowns in 2001 and 2002. Horowitz picked up right where he left off in 2012, winning the Southern Maine Invitational and the Maine State Championships, while finishing second at the Hanover Pre-National Invitational. A First Team All-NESCAC performer in 2011 and Second Team All-NESCAC Second Team in 2010, was the Most Outstanding Performer a year ago. He is not the only Bowdoin harrier capable of turning in low times, as senior Nick Saba was the runner-up at the Bowdoin Invitational and placed sixth at Hanover Pre-National Invitational and senior Sam Seekins is a 2012 All-NESCAC First Teamer. The Polar Bears won their own invitational and the Maine State Championships.

The women's team will look to build off its third-place finish at the Maine State Championship two weeks ago. Lucy Skinner has been the top runner for the women's team, winning the state race and placing second at the Bowdoin Invitational earlier this fall. Madelena Rizzo will also look to make a run at All-NESCAC honors after posting top-ten finishes at the state race and Bowdoin Invite.

A complete preview of the NESCAC Championship, as well as complete results following the meet, are available at www.nescac.com