Men's Track and Field Places Second at State Championship

Coby Horowitz was named Most Valuable Track Athlete at the State Championship meet

GORHAM, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's track & field team placed second at the Maine State Indoor Track & Field Championship Saturday night at the University of Southern Maine.

The Polar Bears scored 139 points to place behind Bates (207), and ahead of Southern Maine (123), Colby (59) and St. Joseph's (24).

Bowdoin junior Coby Horowitz won a pair of events, the 1,000 meter run (2:30.01) and one mile run (4:11.46). As a result, he earned the Jim Wescott Award as the Most Valuable Track Athlete at the Championship.

Samuel Seekins set a new meet record for Bowdoin in capturing the 5000 meter run in a time of 14:45.00.

Other impressive finishes for Bowdoin included Kyle LeBlanc placing second in the 55 meter dash (6.62), Sam Chick taking second in the 600 meters (1:22.97) and Nicholas Saba finishing as the runner-up in the 3000 meters (8:49.92). Eddy Page was second in the pole vault (4.15 meters) for Bowdoin.

The Polar Bears will return to action next weekend with competition at the Valentine's Day Classic hosted by Boston University.