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Bates' Epler wins indoor season-opening Bates Pentathlon

Brett Epler '11 won the Bates Pentathlon, taking first place among nine competitors in three out of five events. (File photo by Tom Leonard '78)

LEWISTON, Maine -- Bates senior captain Brett Epler (Wellesley, Mass.) opened the indoor track and field season in fine style on Saturday at the Bates Pentathlon, taking first place among nine competitors from Bates, Southern Maine and Tufts.

Epler won or tied for first place in three of the five events: the long jump (5.92 meters), the 1,000-meter run (2:51.43) and the high jump, in which he tied sophomore teammate Anthony Haeuser (South Portland, Maine) at 1.81 meters. Epler was also second in the shot put (10.39m).

"Great day for Brett," said head coach Al Fereshetian. "That is a very good early-season score and a very good job competing."

Haeuser competed on a limited basis in the meet, but qualified for the New England Division III Indoor Championships in the 60-meter hurdles with a third-place 8.94 seconds, as did Bates first-year Jarret McKallagat (Atkinson, N.H.) with his second-place time of 8.83.

Bates' indoor schedule resumes on Jan. 15, when both the men's and women's teams play host to MIT and Colby at Walter Slovenski Track.

Bates Pentathlon Results