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McNeil earns NESCAC Men's Track & Field honor

Rich McNeil '10 added his first NESCAC Field Performer of the Week award to his expanding list of honors. (Photo by Joe Gromelski)

HADLEY, Mass. -- Bates College junior Rich McNeil (Lawrence, Mass.) was named the NESCAC Field Performer of the Week, the New England Small College Athletic Conference announced on Monday.

McNeil, a five-time All-NESCAC performer, one-time All-American and the 2007 NESCAC Most Outstanding Rookie Performer, earned the honor by placing first in three events at Saturday's meet at Colby against the host Mules, MIT and Southern Maine. His tosses in the discus (145-02) and the hammer (174-10) were both season bests, and McNeil also took first in the shot put (45-04.25), leading the Bobcats to first place at the meet.

View the NESCAC weekly Track & Field release.