Bobcats of the week of Sept. 12, 2011
|Tully Hannan ’14
The No. 19 nationally ranked Bates men’s cross country team debuted the 2011 season on Saturday with a dominating performance against Colby in the rivals’ Class Wave Relays meet, a recent tradition between the teams held at Bates’ Pineland Farms home course.With the fields split up into First-Year/Sophomore and Junior/Senior races, Bates swept the top five spots in both tilts, leading to a perfect 80-30 outcome under a modified scoring system in which high score wins. Sophomore Tully Hannan (West Hartford, Conn.) ran the best time of the day over the 6-kilometer course, at 19:11, to win the race of the younger athletes, followed by sophomore Mike Martin (Slatersville, R.I.) in 19:47, first-years Camden Black-Ingersoll(Concord, N.H.) and John Stansel(Newburyport, Mass.) at 20:00 apiece and first-year Christian Sampson (Brookline, Mass.) in fifth at 20:08.
Senior captain Devin Dilts (Roscoe, Ill.) finished first in the Junior/Senior race, in 19:42, followed by junior Ken Whitney (West Hartford, Conn.), junior captain Eric Kimball(Manchester, Mass.) in 20:04, junior Graham Pearsall (Guilford, Maine) in fourth at 20:08 and senior Ben Chebot (Newton, Mass.) in fifth at 20:09.
A national provisional qualifier in the indoor 5,000-meter run as a first-year, Hannan and the Bobcats compete at the Maine Invitational Saturday at Bowdoin, with the women’s race starting at 2:30 p.m. and the men’s race following at 3:15.
|Becca Otley ’14
Although a sophomore student at Bates, Becca Otley is a rookie on the Bobcat field hockey team. With the way she performed in her collegiate debut against Williams on Saturday, head coach Wynn Hohlt may wish Otley were a first-year.A goalkeeper can’t do any better than holding the opponent scoreless, and that’s what Otley (Cumberland, Maine) did as the Bobcats defeated NESCAC rival Williams College for the second straight year by a 1-0 score. Her surprisingly high total of 13 saves made the shutout all the more impressive, allowing Bates to cancel out a 21-7 Ephs advantage in shots taken.
Bates field hockey travels to Bangor on Wednesday for their first non-conference game of the season at Husson, starting at 6 p.m.