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Men's track wins 11-team meet at Fitchburg State

FITCHBURG, Mass. -- The Bates men's track and field claimed first place among 11 teams on Saturday at the Jim Sheehan Memorial Track Meet at Fitchburg State College, as junior David Pless (Atlanta, Ga.) won all three of his events for the second week in a row.

The Bobcats scored 235 points in the meet, well ahead of runner-up Worcester State (128), with Colby (97), Southern Maine (74.5) and Emmanuel (56) rounding out the top five.

Pless set a personal record in the hammer throw, winning in 185-7 and moving into ninth place on Bates' all-time performance list in the event. Pless also won the shot put (57-1) and the discus (162-8).

Other top-three performances by the Bobcats included:

  • Sophomores Noah Graboys (Glencoe, Ill.) and Tully Hannan (West Hartford, Conn.) finished 1-2 in the 5,000, at 14:54.15 and 15:05.15, respectively.
  • Junior Andrew Wortham (Newton, Mass.), sophomore Mike Martin (Slatersville, R.I.) and junior Graham Pearsall (Guilford, Maine) went 1-2-3 in the 3,000 steeplechase, at 9:28.79, 9:40.02 and 9:50.45, respectively.
  • First-year Sean Enos (Lynnfield, Mass.) was second among collegiate athletes in the shot put (49-5), second in the discus (141-1) and sixth in the hammer (147-0).
  • First-year Isaiah Spofford (Waterville, Maine) finished second in the 200-meter dash, in 23.09. Spofford was also fifth in the long jump (20-3.75).
  • Junior James LePage (Cumberland, Maine) finished second overall and first among collegiate runners in the 1,500 meters, at 4:00.66, while first-year John Stansel (Newburyport, Mass.) was the third collegian in 4:04.34.
  • Sophomore Jarret McKallagat (Atkinson, N.H.) led four Bobcats who were 2-3-4-5 in the 110 hurdles, in 15.27, followed by junior Tony Haeuser (South Portland, Maine) in 15.58, junior David Hardison (South Portland, Maine) in 15.84 and first-year Charley Kenyon (East Amherst, N.Y.) in fifth at 16.07. McKallagat was also third in the 400 hurdles in 57.82.
  • Junior Zak Kofos (Marlborough, Mass.) took second place in the javelin throw, at 163-3.
  • Senior Peter Corcoran (Stillwater, Minn.) came in third in the 800 (1:59.83).
  • Junior Adam Spencer (Wellesley, Mass.) finished fifth in both the 200 (23.17) and the 400 (51.30).
  • Bates also won the 4x800 relay in 8:04.96 and finished second in the 4x100 relay in 43.84.
  • Senior Sam Goldstein (Memphis, Tenn.) and first-year John Wisener (Ridgewood, N.J.) tied for second place in the pole vault at 14-0.5.

Bates will compete against Colby and MIT in a tri-meet next Saturday in Waterville.