BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin senior Coby Horowitz (Stow, Mass.) has collected a pair of prestigious honors following his first win of the 2013 cross country campaign.
Horowitz was the come-from-behind winner over a field at the Southern Maine Invitational with four top-35 teams, taking the 8K race in 25:11.51 by just one second after chasing down Bates' Mike Martin in a battle on the 200-meter homestretch. Not only did he have to overtake Martin on a late charge, he also had to chase down 2012 NCAA DIII XC Championships fifth-place finisher Tully Hannan of Bates and 2013 DIII 3000 steeplechase champion Michael LeDuc of Connecticut College after a fast start.
For his efforts, the senior was named as the Division III U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Athlete of the Week and the New England Small College Athletic Conference Men's Cross Country Performer of the Week.
Horowitz has now won three straight races in New England dating back to last year, including last year's NESCAC Championship and New England Division III titles.
Bowdoin will return to action next weekend with its lone home event of the season- the Bowdoin Invitational - scheduled for the Pickard Cross Country Course beginning at 11:00 a.m. with the women's race and continuing with the men's race at noon.