Men’s track places sixth at New Englands at Slovenski Track
|Noah Gauthier ’08 claimed first place in the weight throw and earned another five points for Bates in the shot put.|
LEWISTON, Maine – Williams College put on a dominating performance Saturday at the New England Division III Men’s Indoor Track and Field Championships, held at Bates College. The Ephs won the annual meet for the fourth consecutive time and the 14th time in the event’s 28-year history, topping runner-up Tufts University by 49 points, 152-103. Williams finished first in eight of the 21 events, paced by Branden Mirach’s victories in both the long jump and triple jump.
One meet record was set, by Salem State’s Eddie Bynum III in the 55-meter dash (6.36 seconds).
Bates finished in a respectable sixth place with 44 points, edged by two by Bowdoin and beating out Eastern Connecticut State by three points. Junior co-captain Noah Gauthier (Amherst, N.H.) highlighted the second day of the meet for the host team by winning the 35-pound weight throw at 61 feet, 1.25 inches, nearly four feet beyond runner-up Matt Zagura of Eastern Connecticut.
Bates junior co-captain John Miley (Hanson, Mass.) earned eight points for the Bobcats on Friday by finishing second in the pentathlon with 3,364 points, just 17 points shy of the school record held by Joe Northrup ’05. Miley’s time of 2:44.54 in the 1,000-meter run was the best in the field and earned him 824 points. First-year Noah Glick (Center Tuftonboro, N.H.) took eighth place to earn one additional team point, with 3,162 points, including an event-best high jump of 6-03.5.
Other Saturday highlights for Bates included Gauthier claiming fourth place in the shot put at 49-06.25; senior co-captain Matt Capone (Auburn, Maine) finishing fourth in the 200 meters in 22.64 (Capone unfortunately was disqualified in the 55 due to a false start); senior co-captain Sam Thomas (Richmond, Va.) finishing fifth in the 400 in 51.16 seconds; the distance medley relay team placing fifth in 10:44.35; and junior Emmanuel Drabo (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso) claiming sixth place in the triple jump (44-11).
1. Williams (152); 2. Tufts (103); 3. MIT (79); 4. Springfield (58); 5. Bowdoin (46); 6. Bates (44); 7. Eastern Connecticut State (41); 8. Coast Guard (36); 9. Southern Maine (35); 10. Trinity (24); 11. Brandeis (21); 12. Connecticut College (18); 13t. Colby (17); 13t. Westfield State (17); 15. Keene State (14); 16. Amherst (13); 17t. Worcester State (12); 17t. WPI (12); 19. Salem State (10); 20. Fitchburg State (8); 21t. Wesleyan (7); 21t. Rhode Island College (7); 23. UMass-Dartmouth (4); 24. Middlebury (1)
Individual Event Winners
55 Meters: Eddie Bynum III, Salem State, 6.36
55 Hurdles: Joseph Adu, Bowdoin, 7.85
200 Meters: Andrew Arons, Williams, 22.52
400 Meters: Alex Hoerman, Williams, 50.58
600 Meters: Tyler Gray, Williams, 1:21.15
800 Meters: Chris Beeler, Williams, 1:55.37
1,000 Meters: Mike Flint, Coast Guard, 2:30.05
1 Mile: Mike Davitian, Williams, 4:18.25
3,000 Meters: Brian Murtagh, Connecticut College, 8:39.69
5,000 Meters: Colin Carroll, Williams, 15:18.13
4×400 Relay: Williams, 3:22.66
4×800 Relay: MIT, 7:56.63
Distance Medley Relay: MIT, 10:32.63
High Jump: Jeremy Arak, Tufts, 6-05.5
Pole Vault: Adam Haggerty, Southern Maine, 15-00
Long Jump: Branden Mirach, Williams, 23-00
Triple Jump: Branden Mirach, Williams, 47-10.5
Shot Put: Alex Kampersal, Springfield, 51-01.5
Weight Throw: Noah Gauthier, Bates, 61-01.25
Pentathlon: Nathan Scott, Tufts, 3,404