Men's Indoor Track and Field

About the Program
The Bowdoin College indoor track and field teams are one segment of the phenomenal track & field program at the school. Bowdoin competes in one of the most prestigous conferences in the nation, the NESCAC, and consistently is one of the best teams in New England. The Polar Bears can boast numerous All-Americans, most recently Andrew Combs '06 (800 meters) and the Distance Medley Relay team (Combs, Owen McKenna '07, Steve Bartus '08 and Greydon Foil '05) at the 2005 National Championship.

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Facilites
Farley Field House, the home of the Bowdoin Indoor Track & Field teams, was built in 1987. Designed by a committee including Olympic marathon gold medalist (and Bowdoin alumnus) Joan Benoit Samuelson, it houses a 200 meter, six-lane Rekortan polyurethane track, two long and triple jump pits, two pole vault boxes, and a high jump area. Bowdoin throwers enjoy two throwing circles and a championship throwing net, where athletes practice shot put, javelin, discus, hammer, and weight throwing. The facility has hosted the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships on two occasions - 1989 and 1993 - and has hosted several regional championships.

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Men's Indoor Track and Field Coaching Staff

Head coach: Peter Slovenski
Assistant coaches: Oscar Duncan, Lynn Ruddy

In the fall of 2008, Peter Slovenski will begin his 22nd season as the head coach of the men's and women's cross country, men's and women's indoor track & Field, and men's and women's outdoor track & field teams.

Slovenski has led the men's cross country team to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship in 1991, 2001 and 2002. In 1994, the women's cross country team became the first team in Bowdoin history to qualify for a NCAA Division III Championship, and the Polar Bears recorded a seventh-place finish. Since 1989, Men's and Women's Cross Country and Track teams have won seven NESCAC championships, three ECAC championships and one New England championship.

"There is an impressive collaboration between the academic and athletic efforts of Bowdoin students," according to Coach Slovenski. "The same discipline and commitment that makes Bowdoin athletes excel in regional and national athletic competition also makes them excel in the classroom."

Slovenski has coached nearly 50 All-Americans at Bowdoin and served as the meet director for the 1989 and 1993 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Bowdoin.

Slovenski is a 1979 graduate of Dartmouth College, where he was a four-year letterwinner in winter and spring track. He set freshman records in the decathlon and pole vault and was an All-Ivy track selection in the pole vault in 1977 and 1978. He received an M.A. in educational administration and policy analysis from Stanford University in 1980.

To contact Coach Slovenski, you can email him at pslovens@bowdoin.edu .

Oscar Duncan, Assistant Coach

Oscar was recruited to the University of Idaho as a decathlete from South Orange, New Jersey as one of the top overall athletes in the state. It did not take long for him to trade in ten events for the javelin. The result of this decision would bring immediate success. Oscar won the USA Junior National Championship as a freshman and was the sole representative for the United States at the World Junior Championships in 1994. Oscar continued a strong career for the Idaho Vandals winning three conference titles during his career and earning Division I All-American honors three out of his four years of competition. He also set a conference record for the Vandals and a new school record and was honored as the Male Senior Athlete of the Year in 1998. During this time Oscar also attended the Olympic Trails in Atlanta, the first of three trips he would make.

Upon completing his collegiate career and earning his degree in Sports Science, Oscar re-enrolled at the University of Idaho as a graduate student in sports pedagogy with a minor in health. In the summer of 1999, Oscar placed third at the USA National Championships and was a member of the Pan-American Games team and was placed in the ?Elite Athlete Program.? In 2000, Oscar continued to pursue challenges and took a student teaching assignment in inner-city Los Angeles Compton area school district and was a volunteer coach at El-Camino Junior College to complete his graduate studies. He has since been to the Olympic Trials in 2000 and 2004 placing as high as 6th in 2000.

Oscar took a job at Boise State University in the Athletics Department in July of 2002 as an academic counselor after working the education in the Boise area for two years prior. It was here that he continued his training and work as an academic coach and mentor for students. Oscar enjoys his wife of 8 years Nicole Suzanne Hamilton whom he coached to four state records in Olympic weightlifting and his two daughters, Tania and Aaliyah. Nicole continues to train vigorously and works as licensed nurse.

Lynn Ruddy, Assistant Coach

Lynn Ruddy, a senior member of the Bowdoin coaching staff and an Associate Director of Athletics, rejoined the track & field program in 2001. Coach Ruddy is the team's high jump and sprint coach. She served as the indoor championship liaison on the NCAA Division III Track & Field Committee from 1997-2001. Throughout her 30-year career at Bowdoin College, she has coached several All-Americans and All-New England athletes in the sports of swimming, cross-country, and track & field and was a long-time volleyball coach at the school. Ruddy is a graduate of UW-Oshkosh and a native of Wisconsin and proudly holds the lowest 'certified' golf handicap of anyone on the Bowdoin Athletics staff.

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Men's Indoor Track and Field Roster

Name Year Hometown/School
Archie Abrams 09 Lexington, Mass.
Eli Bossin 09 Sharon, Mass.
Luke Fairbanks 09 Northbridge, Mass.
Steven Gonzalez 09 Whittier, Cali.
Alex Graber 09 Collegeville, Pa.
Damon Hall-Jones 09 Milton, Mass.
Ike Irby 09 Murrieta, Cali.
Michael Krohn 09 Lewisburg, Pa.
Scot McFarlane 09 Concord, Mass.
Tony Thrower 09 Little Rock, Ark.
James Bingham 10 Seattle, Wash.
Alex Carpenter 10 Reno, Nev.
Jonas Crimm 10 Philadelphia, Pa.
Tim Fuderich 10 Founex, Switzerland
Colin Hay 10 Winslow, Maine
Francis Huynh 10 South Portland, Maine
Will Jacob 10 Newtown, Conn.
Ross Jacobs 10 Wilmette, Ill.
Thompson Ogilvie 10 Hopedale, Mass.
Lenny Pierce 10 Yarmouth, Maine
Jordan Termine 10 Old Saybrook, Conn.
Zach Tretter 10 Lebanon, N.H.
Cliff Webster 10 Hingham, Mass.
Ben Wharton 10 Orleans, Mass.
Tim Anderson 11 Weston, Conn.
Isaac Ardis 11
Andrew Bell 11 Diamond Bar, Calif.
Stan Berkow 11 Lancaster, Pa.
Will Cabana 11 So. Portland, Maine
Ben Cedars 11 Orinda, Calif.
Anthony Colabella 11 Woodbridge, Conn.
Andrew Coleman 11 Holliston, Mass.
Sam Epstein 11 Bethesda, Md.
Robert Fisher 11 Quarryville, Pa.
Alex Jeanty 11 Immokalee, Fla.
Sam Landis 11 Weston, Mass.
Brian Lohotsky 11 Fairfield, Conn.
Cole Merrick 11 Galisteo, N.M.
Michael Mitchell 11 Marblehead, Mass.
Spencer Nietmann 11 Kirkland, Wash.
Mihayl Petkov 11 Ellsworth, Maine
David Plotkin 11 Newton, Mass.
Tim Prior 11 Georgetown, Mass.
Luke Salvato 11 Winslow, Maine
Kevin Stansky 11 Sudbury, Mass.
Conor Walsh 11 Wiscasset, Maine
Zach Winters 11 Cincinnati, Ohio
Brian Wu 11 Cary, N.C.
Ivan Zhang 11 Branford, Conn.

Head Coach: Peter Slovenski
Assistant Coaches: Oscar Duncan, Lynn Ruddy
Team Captains: Luke Fairbanks, Damon Hall-Jones, Mike Krohn
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 Men's Indoor Track and Field Schedule

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Men's Indoor Track and Field Releases

Date Posted Title
03/08/2005,  9:00AM Six Track Athletes Qualify For Nationals
03/07/2002,  8:00AM Indoor Track Athletes Compete at Nationals
02/23/2002,  8:00AM Track Teams Compete at Open New Englands
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Men's Indoor Track and Field : Previous Seasons

The seasons listed below are represented by the year in which the given season started. Thus, Winter sports that may have the bulk of their events played in the following year are still listed by the year in which they began. For archived statistics, go to the Almanac/History page.

Previous seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990