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.
1. Bowdoin (223), 2. Bates (180), 3. Southern Maine (76), 4. Colby (69)
- 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.
- The Polar Bears will return to action next Saturday as they travel to Boston University for the Dave Hemery Invitational.