BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College cross country teams swept the Bowdoin Invitational II on Saturday in their final pre-NESCAC Championship outing.
The Polar Bear men placed first in a five-team field, totaling 31 points to edge Bates (34) for the top spot. The Bowdoin women cruised in their four-team meet, placing the top 10 runners to take the victory.
Men's Meet Highlights
- Bowdoin took five of the top nine finishers to take the victory on Saturday in the 8K race.
- Andrew Meredith was the top Polar Bear, taking second in a time of 26:33.0 with Aidan King taking fifth in 27:08.7.
- Vincent Dong (27:17.5), Ryan Supple (27:18.0) and Ted Fuell (27:18.2) captured places seven through nine for the Polar Bears
- A key 16th-place finish by Shane Smolenski (28:20.1) and 19th-place by James Giltner (28:53.9) assured the win for Bowdoin.
Women's Meet Highlights
- The women's 6K race did not have as much drama, as Delaney Bullock (23:13.4) and Caroline Shipley (23:13.5) place 1-2 by more than 30 seconds ahead of the rest of the field.
- Bowdoin had the top ten finishers, with the top seven accounting for the scoring.
- Leila Trummel (23:45.3), Abigael Osmanski (23:45.4), Erin Hollenbaugh (23:49.2), Maggie Hanson (23:51.8) and Claire Wolff (23:56.6) rounded out the top Polar Bear finishers.
- The Polar Bears will compete at the NESCAC Championship next Saturday at Williams College.