Men's Cross Country

About the Program
The Bowdoin College men's cross-country team is part of the school's spectacular track and field program. One of the most esteemed programs in New England, the Polar Bears claimed the 2001 and 2002 NESCAC Championships, placing among the top-15 at the NCAA Championship both seasons.

Records indicate that Bowdoin fielded a men's varsity cross-country team in the 1930s and early 1940s, ending when World War II forced a halt in intercollegiate competition in 1942. Cross country did not return as a varsity sport until the fall of 1955, when Frank Sabasteanski restarted the program. Since 1983, Peter Slovenski has coached the program, continuing the long-standing success of Bowdoin track and field.

For more information on the program, click HERE.

2007 Recap
The men's harriers ran another successful campaign, winning the Maine State Championship and placing fifth at the NESCAC Championship meet. With another fifth-place showing at the Division III Regional, the Polar Bears qualified for the NCAA Championship in Northfield, Minnesota, where they placed 20th overall.

Senior captain Nathan Krah capped a spectacular season by being named Second-Team All-NESCAC and All-American.

The Bowdoin College cross-country teams take full advantage of the natural beauty that Maine provides. To view the Polar Bear's home course, click HERE. For a complete list of training sites, click HERE.


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Men's Cross Country Coaching Staff

Head coach: Peter Slovenski
Assistant coaches: Oscar Duncan

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 .

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Men's Cross Country Roster

Name Year Hometown/School
Archie Abrams 09 Lexington, Mass.
Scot McFarlane 09 Hopkinton, N.H.
Jonas Crimm 10 Philadelphia, Pa.
Colman Hatton 10 Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Thompson Ogilvie 10 Hopedale, Mass.
Tim Anderson 11 Weston, Conn.
Andrew Bell 11 Diamond Bar, Calif.
Charlie Berdahl 11 Lawton, Mich.
Stan Berkow 11 Lancaster, Pa.
Andrew Coleman 11 Holliston, Mass.
Sam Epstein 11 Bethesda, Md.
Robert Fisher 11 Quarryville, Pa.
Alex Jeanty 11 Immokalee, Fla.
Michael Mitchell 11 Marblehead, Mass.
Spencer Nietmann 11 Kirkland, Wash.
Conor Walsh 11 Wiscasset, Maine
Brian Wu 11 Cary, N.C.
Andres Botero 12 Elmhurst, N.Y.
Alexander Conant 12 Kensington, Md.
John Coster 12 Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Zac Crawford 12 New Orleans, La.
Andrew del Calvo 12 Atherton, Calif.
Sam Frizell 12 New York, N.Y.
Nathaniel Gordon 12 Norwell, Mass.
Matthew Hillard 12 Sherwood, Wis.
Scott Longwell 12 Pittsford, N.Y.
Colin Ogilvie 12 Hopedale, Mass.
Jonathan Ryss 12 Saint Paul, Minn.
Anders Samuelson 12 Freeport, Maine
Will Stafstrom 12 DeKalb, Ill.
Brett Stein 12 Wayland, Mass.
Alex Williams 12 Scotia, N.Y.
Alex Williams 12 Scotia, N.Y.
Barrett Wood 12 Lincolnshire, Ill.

Head Coach: Peter Slovenski
Assistant Coaches: Oscar Duncan
Team Captains: Archie Abrams, Thompson Ogilvie
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 Men's Cross Country Schedule

Date/TimeOpponent Score
09/13/2008,  12:30PMat Tufts 1st/10
09/27/2008,  12:00PMat Conn. College CANCELED
10/04/2008,  TBAat Maine-Farmington 1st/3
10/11/2008,  11:00AMat Open N.E.'s (Franklin Park, Mass.) 23rd/47
10/18/2008,  3:00PMat State Meet (Twin Brooks) 
11/01/2008,  12:00PMat NESCAC's (Bates) 
11/15/2008,  11:00AMat N.E. D-III's (Williams) 
11/22/2008,  11:00AMat NCAA's (Hanover, Ind.) 
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Men's Cross Country Releases

Date Posted Title
11/26/2007,  10:00AM Krah Earns All-American Honors
10/31/2007,  9:00AM NESCAC Announces All-Conference Honors
11/19/2004,  12:00PM Combs Qualifies for NCAA's
09/10/2003,  2:30PM 2003 Cross-Country Preview
11/19/2002,  8:00AM Cross-Country Teams Prep For Nationals
11/18/2002,  8:00AM All-Academic NESCAC Team
11/08/2002,  8:00AM All-NESCAC Cross-Country Team
10/31/2002,  8:00AM NESCAC Cross-Country Preview
12/12/2001,  8:00AM Fall Captains Announced
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Men's Cross Country : 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, 2000, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990