WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Bates College men's cross country team opened the 2009 season with a solid performance at the Colby Class Wave Relay Carnival on Saturday. The event included a race for juniors and seniors and another race for first-years and sophomores, with Bates dominating the combined results.
Senior Doug Brecher (Waban, Mass.) and junior Devin Dilts (Roscoe, Ill.) took first and second places, respectively, while junior Tom Esponnette (Auburn, Maine) and sophomore Troy Calandra (San Francisco, Calif.) took fourth and fifth places, respectively.
Bates hosts a dual meet against Bowdoin next Saturday at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, with the men's race starting at 11:45 a.m.