Bates men’s track team takes first place nine times at Bates Invitational
LEWISTON, Maine — The Bates College men’s track and field team rode nine first-place finishes to take second place at the Bates Invitational Saturday. With 208 points, Bates was behind MIT (244) and ahead of Southern Maine (104) and Colby (89).
Event winners for Bates included:
- Senior Dan Johnson (Detroit Lakes, Minn.) in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:37.06), a qualifying time for the all-division Open New Englands later this season;
- Senior Adam Macbeth (Ellsworth, Maine) in both the 110 hurdles (15.29) and 400 hurdles (56.59); both are qualifying times for Open New Englands;
- Senior Joel Colony (Harrisville, N.H.) in both the 400-meter dash (48.80), the fourth-best time in school history, and the 200 (22.12); both times qualified him for Open New Englands;
- Junior Sam Thomas (Richmond, Va.) in the 800 (1:59.28);
- First-year C.J. Murray (North Andover, Mass.) in the 1,500 meters (4:04.58);
- The 4×400 relay team (3:23.34) and 4×100 relay team (43.02) of Colony, Macbeth, Thomas and junior Matt Capone (Auburn, Maine). The quartet’s 4×100 was the seventh best in school history.
Other highlights included:
- Sophomore Noah Gauthier (Amherst, N.H.) throwing the shot put a personal-best 49 feet, 8.5 inches, the fourth-best mark in school history and an Open New Englands qualifier;
- First-year Jerome Bennett (Chicago, Ill.) pole vaulting 14 feet, the fourth-best mark in school history and the best-ever mark for a first-year student;
- Junior Andrew Tibbetts (Dedham, Mass.) running the fourth-best 400-meter hurdles in school history (57.39).