Bowdoin track and field. Track and field gets off the blocks at scorching pace

Bowdoin Bowdoin Mens College Track & Field

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The team was coached by Jack Magee 1913-1955 and Frank Sabasteanski 1955-1983 for a large part of its existence. Included are programs from state, regional, and national competitions. The long tradition of track and field at Bowdoin began in 1874 with the first meet held at the Delta, a triangular field located where Sills Hall now stands. Also includes 1920 Olympiad commemorative certificate signed by participants. He officiated a bit at Bates after he retired, but he got involved at Bowdoin at the behest of his wife. Even so, Kelsey is still extremely active in helping out, coming to practice two or three times a week to help time middle-distance runners.

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Local volunteers bring character to Bowdoin track meets

bowdoin track and field

In 2014, he was inducted into the Maine Running Hall of Fame. On paper, Que could not have asked for a better start to her Bowdoin coaching career, and these early results point to good things going forward in her mind. Bowdoin students participated in some fashion in all the the meets. Track volunteers have a long history at Bowdoin. Sophomore Lydia Pitts stressed the impact that Coach Que has already had on the team. The system began decades ago, according to Slovenski, when Bowdoin professors, alumni and service members from the now-defunct Naval Air Station Brunswick volunteered to help run the meets.

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Bowdoin Bowdoin Mens College Track & Field

bowdoin track and field

LeVasseur has 16 years under his belt, and Turner six. Bowdoin students competed with one another in events such as sack, wheelbarrow, knapsack, and three-legged races. At any given meet, there could be more than 30 volunteers officiating. This collection includes score books, trial books, programs, scrapbooks, and photos. The tournaments became an annual event and become more structured every year. This series contains programs and related information from major intercollegiate track meets.

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2018

bowdoin track and field

Kelsey taught psychology at Bates. Kelsey is the least experienced among the three, having only spent three years helping with meets and practice. Today, there are 30 or so regulars who come help at almost every meet and many practices. Responsibilities for the volunteers include operating the Lynx Timing systems, marking where throws land for the field events, and tallying scores for each team. Heading into the first few meets of the season, Que instructed her athletes to view the Invitationals as practice. This series contains newsclippings pasted into scrapbooks.

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2017

bowdoin track and field

Green took victory in both the 60-meter and 200-meter dash events, while Auer swept the 1-mile and 800-meter races. Though all three currently live in Brunswick and have been involved with competitive running, they came to be volunteers for Bowdoin track and field for very different reasons. Clips are primarily from local newspapers. . He has a bit of history at the College: In 1969, he broke the University of Maine school record for the mile with a time of 4:18, before following up in the same year with a 4:16, according to Slovenski. In the 1970s, when fewer professors volunteered, the Athletics Department began offering season tickets to hockey games in exchange for help. One of them, Jerry LeVasseur, shouts out lap times as two runners go by.

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Track and field gets off the blocks at scorching pace

bowdoin track and field

Comments Before submitting a comment, please review our. Scattered about on the sidelines are three men, holding stopwatches. The bulk of material spans the early to mid 1900s, including records created during track and cross country competitions, scrapbooks containing published articles regarding performance at events, and team photos and competition photos. Bulk of material is from mid 1900s. In the second invitational, the Polar Bears totaled 208 more points while on their way to a 74-point win over second-place Merrimack. The sport became more organized when the Maine Intercollegiate field and track competitions began in 1895.

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Local volunteers bring character to Bowdoin track meets

bowdoin track and field

Some scrapbooks also contain athletes' statistics and records. Another volunteer veteran, Dale Dorr, has been an official for over 30 years. Prior to 1895 there had been only New England competitions and intrascholastic meets. LeVasseur used to be an accountant in Connecticut. . . .

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