Women's Outdoor Track and Field


The Bowdoin College outdoor 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. Outdoor meets are held at historic Whittier Field, the host site of the internationally-famous Maine Distance Festival each summer.

Indoor meets and training are held on the spectacular 200-meter indoor track in Farley Field House, one of the best indoor sites in the nation. The head coach of the men's and women's indoor track teams is Peter Slovenski, and he can be reached at pslovens@ bowdoin.edu


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Women's Outdoor Track and Field Coaching Staff

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

In the fall of 2007, Peter Slovenski will begin his 21st 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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Women's Outdoor Track and Field Roster

Name Year Hometown/School
Amy Ahern 08 Wenham, Mass.
Caroline Currie 08 Hanover, N.H.
Courtney Eustace 08 Brattleboro, Vt.
Elizabeth Onderko 08 Glastonbury, Conn.
Laura Onderko 08 Glastonbury, Conn.
Sarah Podmaniczky 08 Pleasant Valley, N.Y.
Shemeica Binns 09 Jamaica, N.Y.
Kelsey Borner 09 Preston, Conn.
Alison Chase 09 Canterbury, N.H.
Chelsea Jackson 09 Bend, Ore.
Alex Keeney 09 Kenmore, Wash.
Courtney Martin 09 Hermon, Maine
Caitlin Mevorach 09 Great Neck, N.Y.
Annie Monjar 09 Wilmette, Ill.
Alison Pilon 09 West Hartford, Conn.
Elizabeth Richeda 09 San Francisco, Calif.
Lindsey Schickner 09 Norwich, Vt.
Jessica Sokolow 09 Niskayuna, N.Y.
Erin York 09 Carver, Mass.
Courtney Bell 10 Sherborn, Mass.
Kristina Dahmann 10 Washington, D.C.
Lindsay Hodge 10 London, England
Sarah Lord 10 Shrewsbury, Mass.
Haley MacKeil 10 Rumney, N.H.
Dana Riker 10 Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Cassie Rodrigues 10 London, England
Libby Wilcosky 10 Chapel Hill, N.C.
Melissa Anson 11 Scarborough, Maine
Christina Argueta 11 New York, N.Y.
Mariel Beaudoin 11 San Rafael, Calif.
Aurora Cremer 11 Concord, Mass.
Lindsay Devenyi 11 Hummelstown, Pa.
Molly Duffy 11 Millis, Mass.
Christine Head 11 Hopkinton, N.H.
Holly Jacobson 11 Cumberland, Maine
Grace Kerr 11 South Hamilton, Mass.
Cindy Mays 11 Kit Carson, Colo.
Anneka Nelson 11 Davis, Calif.
Laura Newcomb 11 Cranford, N.J.
Alex Peacock-Villada 11 Williamstown, Mass.
Hannah Peckler 11 Olympia, Wash.
Alexa Staley 11 New York, N.Y.
Meagan Tilton 11 Corinth, Maine
Yasmine White 11 Boulder, Colo.

Head Coach: Peter Slovenski
Assistant Coaches: Oscar Duncan, Lynn Ruddy
Team Captains: Kelsey Borner, Alison Chase, Alison Pilon, Dana Riker
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 Women's Outdoor Track and Field Schedule

Date/TimeOpponent Score
04/05/2008,  11:00AMat Middlebury 2nd/4
04/12/2008,  11:00AMat New Hampshire RESULTS
04/19/2008,  11:30AMALOHA RELAYS RESULTS
04/26/2008,  10:00AMat NESCAC's (Hamilton) 6th/11
05/03/2008,  10:00AMat New England D-III's (Coast Guard) 7th/28
05/09/2008,  1:00PMat Open N.E.'s (UNH) 21st/31
05/15/2008,  3:00PMat ECAC's (Springfield) 12th/53
05/24/2008,  10:00AMat NCAA's (Wis.-Oshkosh) RESULTS
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Women's Outdoor Track and Field Releases

Date Posted Title
05/01/2008,  9:00PM NESCAC Announces Track Honors
05/08/2007,  10:00AM Duffus, Hammond Named NSCA All-American
05/03/2007,  5:00PM Bowdoin Earns All-NESCAC Track Honors
05/06/2005,  10:30AM Bowdoin Earns All-NESCAC Honors
04/26/2005,  1:00PM Perovich, Cohen Named NSCA All-Americans
11/09/2004,  10:00AM Benoit Samuelson Elected to USATF Hall of Fame
05/26/2004,  11:00AM Palmer, Combs Qualify for Nationals
05/07/2003,  8:00AM Track Earns All-NESCAC Honors
05/24/2002,  8:00AM Track Athletes Compete At NCAA's
05/22/2002,  8:00AM All-Academic Team Announced
04/19/2002,  8:00AM Heptathlon Results
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Women's Outdoor 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, 1998, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991