Bowdoin Men Take Second at NESCAC Cross Country, Women Place Sixth

Bowdoin Men Take Second at NESCAC Cross Country, Women Place Sixth

AMHERST, Mass. - Paced by a second-place finish from Coby Horowitz, the Bowdoin College men's cross country team earned their highest finish in the NESCAC Championship since 2006, tying for second place on Saturday at Amherst College. The women's cross country team earned a sixth-place finish at the event.

The Bowdoin men ended in a second-place tie with Bates (79 points), both finishing 30 points behind champion Williams (49). The women's team posted a sixth-place showing (148 points) and was led by Olivia MacKenzie's ninth-place individual finish.

Horowitz finished the five mile race in 26:11, 20 seconds off the pace set by Middlebury's Michael Schmidt. Colin Ogilvie (ninth, 26:28) also earned a top-ten finish while James Boeding (16th, 26:41) and Matthew Hillard (22nd, 26:48) were the next Polar Bears to finish.

On the women's side, MacKenzie (23:07) ended 1:09 off the winning pace of Chiara Del Piccolo of Williams in the 3.8 mile loop to take ninth overall. Anna Ackerman (18th, 23:29) and Madelena Rizzo (24th, 23:39) also collected strong times for Bowdoin.

The Polar Bears will not race next week in anticipation of Saturday, November 12, when Bowdoin will host the New England Division III Championship with team and individual NCAA Championship bids on the line.