Track & Field Teams Honored in All-NESCAC Awards

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Brian Beard/

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin track & field teams boasted numerous honorees in All-NESCAC awards announced by the conference on Wednesday.

First-year Lydia Pitts (New Haven, Vt.) was named the NESCAC Women's Track & Field Most Outstanding Rookie while head coach Peter Slovenski along with assistants Lynn Ruddy, L.J. Que and Matthew Harman were named the NESCAC Women's Track & Field Coaching Staff of the Year.

Pitts is the first Polar Bear to earn the Most Outstanding Rookie honor after finishing as the NESCAC Runner-up in the triple jump and placing fifth in the 100-meter hurdles. The Bowdoin coaching staff helped guide the Polar Bears to a third-place finish at the NESCAC Championships last weekend, the best finish by the program since 1998.

All other All-NESCAC recipients are based on a top-three finish in their event at the NESCAC Championship meet.

Men's Track & Field All-NESCAC Performers
Sean MacDonald (10,000 meters)
Joseph Staudt (high jump)
Reed Foster (long jump)
Mason FreemanOwen TuckTroy GreenYaw Sekyere (4x100 meter relay)

Women's Track & Field All-NESCAC Performers
Brittney McKinley (100 meters, 200 meters)
Samantha Schaefer (100 meters)
Emma Beane (400 meters)
Sara Ory (400 meter hurdles)
Lydia Pitts (Triple jump)
Leah Matari (javelin)
Belinda Saint Louis (shot put)
Morgen Gallagher, Brittney McKinley, Angela Wallace, Samantha Schaefer (4x100 meter relay)
Emma Beane, Morgen Gallagher, Samantha Schaefer, Sara Ory (4x400 meter relay)
Delaney Bullock, Abigael Csmanski, Claire Traum, Caroline Shipley (4x800 meter relay)