Bates men top Colby in outdoor — yes, outdoor — track meet
The highlight of the meet? For the host Bobcats, it had to be winning the snow sculpture contest. Erik Born ’10 applies some finishing touches to the masterpiece. (Greg Born photo).
LEWISTON, Maine — An amazing effort by the Bates ground crew and volunteer officials made Bates the site of the only outdoor track and field meet to take place in Northern New England on Saturday. In a dual meet with Colby College dubbed the “First Iditarod Classic,” the Bates men’s team outscored the White Mules 113-41.
Bates senior Andrew Tibbetts (Dedham, Mass.) won four events for the Bobcats: the 110-meter hurdles (16.56 seconds), the 400-meter hurdles (58.68), the high jump (6-0) and the javelin throw (157-10).
Other highlights for Bates included junior Emmanuel Drabo (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso) recording a personal record in the long jump at 20 feet and 5 inches, and also winning the triple jump at 43-09.75. First-year Richard McNeil (Lawrence, Mass.) also won two events, the shot put (47-01.75) and the discus throw (142-10), recording personal records in both events.
Other event winners for Bates included senior Matt Capone (Auburn, Maine) in the 400-meter dash (50.74 seconds), junior Graham Raymond (Westfield, Mass.) in the 100 (11.71 seconds), junior Noah Gauthier (Amherst, N.H.) in the hammer throw (168-02), first-year Peter Garber (Short Hills, N.J.) in the pole vault (11-6.25) and Bates’ 4×400 relay team.