Bates men tie Boston University for 11th place at Open New Englands
Joe Colony ’06 earned the all-division New England title in the 400 meters.
Complete meet results here.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Bates College men’s track and field team finished out the 2006 all-division Open New England Outdoor Track & Field Championships tied for 11th place out of 36 scoring teams Saturday at MIT.
The Bobcats scored 23 points, four points behind 10th-place University of Massachusetts and tied with Boston University.
Highlighting Saturday’s events for Bates was the team’s 4×400 relay team, which placed second with a time of 3:20.0 for eight points, and Bates senior Dan Johnson (Detroit Lakes, Minn.), who scored three points by finishing sixth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9:34.20.
The 4×400 relay team was composed of junior Andrew Tibbetts (Dedham, Mass.), junior Matt Capone (Auburn, Maine), junior Sam Thomas (Richmond, Va.) and senior Joel Colony (Harrisville, N.H.).
Colony provided Bates’ biggest highlight on Friday by claiming first place in the 400-meter dash. Colony ran the race in 48.19 seconds, 0.23 seconds ahead of second-place Lucjan Zaborowski of Boston University to earn 10 points for the Bobcats. That time meets the provisional qualification for the NCAA Division III Championships in two weeks at Benedictine University.
Also on Friday, sophomore Noah Gauthier (Amherst, N.H.) scored two points, finishing seventh in the shot put at 49 feet and 10 inches. Capone finished 11th in the 200 at 22.14 seconds and 12th in the 100 at 11.09 seconds. Thomas came in ninth place in the 400 at 49.89 seconds, just .04 seconds behind Boston College’s Christopher Caulfield for eight place and a point.