Looking to improve on a successful 2019 campaign, the Bowdoin men's and women's indoor track & field teams will jump into action with a home meet this weekend at Farley Field House.

2018-19 Recap

The Polar Bears are coming off a strong season which saw both teams finish as runners-up at the Maine State Championships. The men's team took first place at the Bowdoin Invitational III while the women's team claimed a pair of first-place showings at the Bowdoin Invitational I and III last January.

The highlight of the winter season was undoubtedly the performance by the women's Distance Medley Relay and women's 4x400 meter relay teams, both of whom claimed All-American honors at the NCAA Division III Championship in March.


Riding the wave of an outstanding cross country season, Luca Ostertag-Hill will take on the 3000M event this winter for the Polar Bears while Troy Green, who was All-NESCAC last spring, will anchor the sprints for Bowdoin. Other athletes to watch on the track include Mateo Rivera in the 600M while the 4x400 relay squad of Ajay Olson, Stevie Upton, Reid Brawer and Rivera will also compete for high finishes.

Michael Donovan will lead the throwers following a strong showing at the NESCAC Championship last spring while an impressive preseason performance by Ryan Durkin will highlight the Polar Bear pole vaulters.


The women's squad returns a number of All-Americans from relay teams, including Morgen Gallagher and Emma Beane (4x400M) as well as Claire Traum, Delaney Bullock and Caroline Shipley (DMR). NESCAC Rookie of the Year Lydia Pitts will compete in the triple jump, long jump and hurdles while Angela Wallace, Brittney McKinley and Katherine Page will make their debuts in the sprints.

Newcomers to watch include Emma Hargreaves and Jada Scotland in the throws.


The teams will open the year with a trio of home meets in January, on the 11th, 18th and 25th. Championship season begins in February with Open New England's in Boston on Feb. 1 followed by Maine State Championship weekend on Feb. 7-8. The teams will host a final invitational on Feb. 22 before heading to New England D-III's on Feb. 29 with the NCAA Championship scheduled for March 12 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Bowdoin will provide a live webcast of the January 18 home meet and the men's Maine State Championship (Feb. 8) on the Northeast Sports Network. You can also follow the team on the free Bowdoin Front Row app, available on the App Store for Apple users and Google Play for Android users as well as the Bowdoin Sports Information email lists available on the Bowdoin Athletics website.

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