Macbeth equals 24-year-old school hurdles record at Open New Englands
Sam Thomas ’07 (top) and Adam Macbeth ’06 both achieved school indoor records at Open New Englands.
BOSTON — Senior Adam Macbeth equaled a school record in the 55-meter hurdles to highlight the Bates College men’s track and field team’s day Saturday at the all-divisions Open New Englands indoor meet at Boston University.
Macbeth (Ellsworth, Maine) blazed to a 7.72-second finish in the event, matching the school indoor mark set by John MacPhee ’84 in 1982.
Macbeth was fourth overall at the meet, and he improved his provisional qualification to compete in the NCAA Division III championships.
Junior Sam Thomas broke the Bates College indoor record in the 500 meters and senior Joel Colony ran the second-fastest 200 meters in school history Friday in the first day of the Open New Englands.
Thomas (Richmond, Va.) ran the 500 in 1:05.35, beating the mark set by Craig Geikie ’89 in 1989 of 1:05.73. Thomas qualified to compete in Saturday’s finals of the event.
Colony (Harrisville, N.H.) ran the 200 in 22.44 seconds, just .05 seconds off of the school record held by Eric Zwick ’01.
Also on Saturday, Bates’ 4×400-meter relay team of Colony, junior Matt Capone (Auburn, Maine), Macbeth and Thomas improved their provisional qualifying time to 3:17.73.