Outstanding performers mark Bates men’s day at state indoor meet
GORHAM, Maine — Sophomore Noah Gauthier and senior Joel Colony won Outstanding Field Performer and Outstanding Track Performer, respectively, leading the Bates College men’s track and field team to a second-place finish at the State of Maine indoor championships Saturday at the University of Southern Maine.
Bates scored 159.5 points, behind Bowdoin College (183.5) and ahead of USM (130) and Colby College (48).
Gauthier (Amherst, N.H.) was the winner in the 35-pound weight throw, at 57-10.5, a personal best that enhanced his provisional qualification to compete at the NCAA Division III championship. Gauthier also won the shot put in 47-9.5, and earned the Peter Goodrich Award, named after Bates alum Peter Goodrich ’89, a five-time All-American thrower.
Colony (Harrisville, N.H.) became the first Bates man to win the Jim Wescott award as outstanding track performer at the meet. He won the 55-meter dash in 6.58 seconds, as well as the 200 in 23.01 seconds.
Senior Adam Macbeth (Ellsworth, Maine) also won two events for Bates: the long jump (21-7) and the 55-meter hurdles (7.85 seconds).
Macbeth and Colony also ran legs in Bates’ winning 4×400 relay performance, along with juniors Matt Capone (Auburn, Maine) and Samuel Thomas (Richmond, Va.).
Bates sophomore Emmanuel Drabo (Burkina Faso) took first place in the triple jump, at 45-4.