Devin Dilts '11

Devin Dilts 11

Devin Dilts '11

In his first semester at Bates after transferring from Vanderbilt University, sophomore Devin Dilts capped an impressive debut season with the Bobcat men’s cross country team on Saturday at the New England Division III Cross Country Championships, hosted by Williams College.

Dilts (Roscoe, Ill.) covered the 8-kilometer course at Mt. Greylock High School in 26:57.1, good for 25th place overall out of 331 runners. Dilts’ time was the third-fastest ever run at the Williams course by a Bates man. Dilts was also the second sophomore in the entire field to cross the finish line. For his top-35 performance, Dilts captured All-Region honors, while junior teammate Doug Brecher (Waban, Mass.) missed repeating as All-New England by finishing in 36th place, just one-tenth of a second out of 35th.

Bates scored 330 points, topping such competition as 14th-place Springfield (370) and 15th-place Wesleyan (380), finishing 13th out of 49 teams at the meet.

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