Morning Sentinel profiles sprinter Spofford ’15, ‘fast and getting faster’

Maine’s Morning Sentinel profiles record-holding sprinter Isaiah Spofford ’15 of Waterville, who’s ready to make the leap to one of the longer sprint distances this year.

Record-holding sprinter Isaiah Spofford ’15 will try the 400 meters this spring.
Photo by Tom Leonard ’78.

Spofford holds the Bates record in the 60-meter dash, 7.09 seconds. While the 60-meter event is only a few years old, head coach Al Fereshetian points out that Spofford’s 55 time would be 10th-best in Bates history.

The point, Fereshetian tells reporter Travis Lazarczyk, is that Spofford is fast and getting faster. “Our expectations are very high. He put in a fantastic fall of training.”

Spofford is runninf the 60- and 200-meter sprints this winter, then will add the 400 during the outdoor season. “Ever since I was a sophomore in high school, people have told me I’ll ease into the 400,” Spofford tells Lazarczyk. “This year I think it’s going to happen.”


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