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.
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.