Men's Track & Field Runs Away With Maine State Championship

The Bowdoin seniors pose with the Maine State championship trophy
The Bowdoin seniors pose with the Maine State championship trophy

LEWISTON, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's indoor track & field team put on a dominating performance, running away with the Maine State Championship on Sunday night at Bates College.

The Polar Bears totaled 223 points to win by a 43-point margin over second-place Bates. It is the second Maine State crown in the last three years for Bowdoin (2016) and is the second-highest point total in indoor state meet history, trailing only the 232.5 points the Polar Bears racked up in winning the title in 2002.

Team Scores:
1. Bowdoin (223), 2. Bates (180), 3. Southern Maine (76), 4. Colby (69)

Complete Results:
http://athletics.bowdoin.edu/sports/mtrack/2017-18/files/men-s_results_-_state_of_maine_meet.htm

Meet Highlights

  • Bowdoin's Sean MacDonald was named the Most Valuable Track Athlete at the championship, winning both the mile (4:13.41) and the 3000M (8:39.85).
  • Yaw Sekere made his 60-meter debut of the winter and won in 7.03 while Conor Donahue claimed the 800M in 1:55.84.
  • Naphtali Moulton took the 5000M race by nearly 11 seconds, winning in 15:17.25 and Joe Staudt defended his state crown in the 60M hurdles in a time of  8.51.
  • Bowdoin also took a first-place finish in the 4x800 meter relay as Dylan Welch, Andrew McGowan, John Kennealy and Conor Donahue teamed up to win in 8:05.63.
  • In the field events, Bowdoin got wins from Reid Brawer in the long jump (6.66m) and John Pietro continued his fantastic campaign in the shot put, winning with a toss of 15.44m.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears will return to action next Saturday as they travel to Boston University for the Dave Hemery Invitational.