February 10, 2001  

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STATE OF MAINE INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Slovenski Indoor Track
at Lewiston, Maine

LEWISTON, Maine The Bates College men's indoor track and field team had seven champions out of 17 events when the Bobcats hosted the State of Maine Intercollegiate Championships at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10.

In one of the most unusual races in state meet history, Bates won the final event, the 4x800-meter relay in a blackout in the Slovenski Indoor Track. The runners, sophomore Eric Knackmuhs of Wycoff, N.J., junior Justin Pagnotta of Hookset, N.H., first-year runner Trent Lierman of Bethesda, Md., and sophomore Malcolm Gray of Bronxville, N.Y., began the race with the lights on. Midway through the first lap, with Knackmuhs in second place and the wind howling outside, power to the track blew out briefly, plunging the facility into darkness. When power came back several seconds later, the track was still mostly dark, with most of the light coming from the fluorescent bulbs in the lobby and other secondary sources. The halogen lamps that illuminate the main track, requiring minutes to brighten, remained dark. A brief attempt was made to stop the race as officials tried to flag down the runners, but once the first lap was completed without incident, the race was allowed to continue.

Further confusion arose on the second leg of the race, when Pagnotta, in first place, handed off to Lierman after just three laps (600 meters) instead of four (800 meters), with all the other runners following suit. Bates managed to hold off the runner from second-place Bowdoin College, but the times were discarded because of the nontraditional length of the event.

"I had never seen anything like that in my life," said Bates head coach Al Fereshetian. "But once those runners decided to continue, there was no stopping them. It was all about the race at that point, and everyone said it was the most fun they have had at a track meet in a long time."

The Bobcats also had six other champions at the event. Senior captain Erik Zwick of Virginia Beach, Va., was one of two multiple champions for Bates. He won the 200-meter dash in a school- and facility-record time of 22.39 seconds, breaking his own mark set last year of 22.49 seconds. Zwick also won the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.11 seconds, 0.66 seconds ahead of teammate Stephen Gresham of Milton, Mass.

Junior captain Jaime Sawler of Stratham, N.H., was the Bobcats' other multiple winner on the evening. Sawler won the 35-pound weight throw, with a distance of 55 feet, 1/2 inch, to remain undefeated in the event this season. He is currently ranked sixth in the nation in the event. Sawler also won the shot put for the second time this season with a heave of 46 feet, 11 1/4 inches.

Senior captain Kevin Jackson of Woodbury, N.J., had the most productive day for the Bobcats, winning the 55-meter hurdles in a time of 7.87 seconds and scoring points in three other events. Jackson finished fourth in the long jump (19 feet, 11 inches), fifth in the 55-meter dash (6.75 seconds) and fifth in the 200-meter dash (23.50 seconds). Jackson completed the impressive performance despite injuring his hand while competing in the long jump.

Rookie Matt Ondra of New Tripoli, Pa., was Bates' final winner, capturing the pole vault with a leap of 13 feet. It was the third week in a row that Ondra won the event for the Bobcats, with each win at a height of at least 13 feet. Ondra was one of just three first-year athletes to win an event at the state meet. As a team, Bates finished second with 167 points, behind defending champion Bowdoin College (207 points). Between them, Bates and Bowdoin won 16 of the 17 events at the meet. The University of Southern Maine placed third with 91 points and Colby was fourth with 54 points.

           TEAM SCORES 
Rank School                     Score   
==== ========================= =======  
   1 Bowdoin College            207      
   2 Bates College              169      
   3 U. So. Maine                91
   4 Colby College               54    


Bates College                                             Hy-Tek's MEET MANAGER
                              Maine State Meet (M)                       Page 1
                       Bates College - Saturday 02/10/01                       
                                                                               
                           COMPLETE RESULTS - FINALS                           
                                                                               
                                Men's Pole Vault                               
                                                                               
                      Finals - Results  - Saturday 02/10/01                    
                                                                               
     PLACE ATHLETE NAME            YR SCHOOL              MARK          PTS    
     ===== ======================= == =================== =========     ===    
         1 Ondra, Matthew          04 Bates College       13'00.00"     10     
         2 Grandjean, Brian           Bowdoin College     12'00.00"      8     
         3 Passakarnis, Tim           Bowdoin College     11'06.00"      6     
         4 Donovan, Danny          04 Colby College       11'00.00"      3     
         4 Jones, Christopher      02 Bates College       11'00.00"      3     
         6 Wheeler, Andrew         01 Bates College       11'00.00"      1     
         - Stetler, Will              Bowdoin College          FAIL            
                                                                               
                                Men's High Jump                                
                                                                               
                      Finals - Results  - Saturday 02/10/01                    
                                                                               
      PLACE ATHLETE NAME            YR SCHOOL              MARK         PTS    
      ===== ======================= == =================== ========     ===    
          1 Wilkins, James             Bowdoin College     6'04.00"     10     
          2 Luoma, Brian            03 Bates College       6'02.00"      8     
          3 Mathien, Tim               Bowdoin College     6'00.00"      5     
          3 Carney, Jesse           02 Bates College       6'00.00"      5     
          5 Passakarnis, Tim           Bowdoin College     6'00.00"      2     
          6 Lamirande, Jeff            U. So. Maine        6'00.00"      1     
          7 Lizotte, Andy           04 Colby College       5'10.00"            
          7 McKee, Colin            01 Colby College       5'10.00"            
          9 Cargill, Jesse             Bowdoin College     5'08.00"            
         10 Thoms, Chris               Bowdoin College     5'06.00"            
                                                                               
                                Men's Long Jump                                
                                                                               
                      Finals - Results  - Saturday 02/10/01                    
                                                                               
       PLACE ATHLETE NAME            YR SCHOOL              MARK      PTS      
       ===== ======================= == =================== =====     ===      
           1 Riportella-Cros, Matt   03 Colby College       6.25m     10       
           2 Atkins, Sean            03 Bates College       6.09m      8       
           3 Faria, Kevin               U. So. Maine        6.08m      6       
           4 Jackson, Kevin          01 Bates College       6.07m      4       
           5 Abraham, Dan               Bowdoin College     6.04m      2       
           6 Taylor, J.T.               U. So. Maine        5.88m      1       
           7 Kheang, Chanda          03 Colby College       5.86m              
           8 Donohoe, Aaron             Bowdoin College     5.81m              
           9 McKee, Colin            01 Colby College       5.64m              
          10 Trinh, Tung                Bowdoin College     5.56m              
          11 Small, Tony                Bowdoin College     5.30m              
          12 Lamirande, Jeff            U. So. Maine        5.28m              
          13 Matsdorf, Tyler         04 Bates College       5.08m              
          14 Yacoub, Omar            01 Bates College       4.94m              
          15 Depelteau, Derek        01 Bates College       4.78m              

                               Men's Triple Jump                               
                                                                               
                      Finals - Results  - Saturday 02/10/01                    
                                                                               
       PLACE ATHLETE NAME            YR SCHOOL              MARK       PTS     
       ===== ======================= == =================== ======     ===     
           1 Mathien, Tim               Bowdoin College     13.18m     10      
           2 Taylor, J.T.               U. So. Maine        12.93m      8      
           3 Abraham, Dan               Bowdoin College     12.82m      6      
           4 Luoma, Brian            03 Bates College       12.75m      4      
           5 Lopes, Dave                Bowdoin College     12.48m      2      
           6 Passakarnis, Tim           Bowdoin College     12.43m      1      
           7 McKee, Colin            01 Colby College       12.03m             
           8 Matsdorf, Tyler         04 Bates College       11.83m             
           9 Donohoe, Aaron             Bowdoin College     11.72m             
          10 Bouchard, Joey             U. So. Maine        11.41m             
          11 Riportella-Cros, Matt   03 Colby College       11.29m             
          12 Faria, Kevin               U. So. Maine        11.04m             
          13 Kheang, Chanda          03 Colby College       10.76m             
          14 Owens, Shaun               U. So. Maine        10.67m             
                                                                               
                               Men's Weight Throw                              
                                                                               
                      Finals - Results  - Saturday 02/10/01                    
                                                                               
     PLACE ATHLETE NAME            YR SCHOOL              MARK          PTS    
     ===== ======================= == =================== =========     ===    
         1 Sawler, Jaime           02 Bates College       55'00.50"     10     
         2 Hurley, Greg            02 Bates College       53'07.50"      8     
         3 Pearce, Ben             03 Colby College       46'07.75"      6     
         4 Carney, Jesse           02 Bates College       45'03.50"      4     
         5 Bizier, Nick            01 Colby College       42'07.25"      2     
         6 Wilson, Joe                Bowdoin College     42'07.25"      1     
         7 Joyce, Mark                U. So. Maine        40'01.50"            
         7 Somma, Chris            01 Bates College       40'01.50"            
         9 Uptan, Jordan           04 Bates College       39'07.50"            
        10 McDonald, Dave             Bowdoin College     38'09.25"            
                                                                               
                                 Men's Shot Put                                
                                                                               
                      Finals - Results  - Saturday 02/10/01                    
                                                                               
     PLACE ATHLETE NAME            YR SCHOOL              MARK          PTS    
     ===== ======================= == =================== =========     ===    
         1 Sawler, Jaime           02 Bates College       46'11.25"     10     
         2 Joyce, Mark                U. So. Maine        44'02.50"      8     
         3 Hurley, Greg            02 Bates College       42'06.50"      6     
         4 Lyford, Nick               Bowdoin College     39'05.50"      4     
         5 Wilson, Joe                Bowdoin College     39'02.50"      2     
         6 Skoropowski, Brett      02 Colby College       38'06.00"      1     
         7 McDonald, Dave             Bowdoin College     36'11.50"            
         8 Hills, Dan                 U. So. Maine        36'05.00"            
         9 Uptan, Jordan           04 Bates College       33'11.75"            
        10 Joyce, William             U. So. Maine        33'07.50"            
                                                                               
                          Men's 55 Meter High Hurdles                          
                                                                               
                      Finals - Results  - Saturday 02/10/01                    
                                                                               
      PLACE ATHLETE NAME              YR SCHOOL                    TIME PTS    
      ===== ========================= == ========================= ==== ===    
          1 Jackson, Kevin            01 Bates College             7.87  10    
          2 Abraham, Dan                 Bowdoin College           8.18   8    
          3 Cargill, Jesse               Bowdoin College           8.27   6    
          4 Mathien, Tim                 Bowdoin College           8.31   4    
          5 Owens, Shaun                 U. So. Maine              8.32   2    
          6 Roy, Michael              04 Bates College             8.64   1    
          7 Larivee, Jeff                Bowdoin College           9.04        
          8 Lamirande, Jeff              U. So. Maine              9.21        
                                                                               
                              Men's 55 Meter Dash                              
                                                                               
                      Finals - Results  - Saturday 02/10/01                    
                                                                               
      PLACE ATHLETE NAME              YR SCHOOL                    TIME PTS    
      ===== ========================= == ========================= ==== ===    
          1 Manganaro, Jeff              Bowdoin College           6.63  10    
          2 Faria, Kevin                 U. So. Maine              6.67   8    
          3 Atkins, Sean              03 Bates College             6.69   6    
          4 Beers, Jared              01 Colby College             6.72   4    
          5 Jackson, Kevin            01 Bates College             6.75   2    
          6 Boyaggi, Paterick         03 Bates College             6.87   1    
          7 Small, Tony                  Bowdoin College           6.93        
          8 Leibowitz, Mike              Bowdoin College           7.01        
                                                                               
                                Men's 1 Mile Run                               
                                                                               
                      Finals - Results  - Saturday 02/10/01                    
                                                                               
    PLACE ATHLETE NAME              YR SCHOOL                    TIME    PTS   
    ===== ========================= == ========================= ======= ===   
        1 Allison, Stephen             Bowdoin College           4:20.50  10   
        2 Whitney, Darryl              U. So. Maine              4:25.38   8   
        3 Veilleux, Derek              U. So. Maine              4:26.10   6   
        4 Gullota, Dan                 Bowdoin College           4:29.17   4   
        5 Dyer, Josh                   U. So. Maine              4:29.51   2   
        6 LeBlanc, Marc                U. So. Maine              4:32.70   1   
        7 Reinauer, Eric            04 Colby College             4:36.17       
        8 Herrick, Scott               Bowdoin College           4:42.50       
        9 Lierman, Trent            04 Bates College             4:47.18       
       10 Doyle, Kevin                 Bowdoin College           4:50.29       
       11 Pendergast, Dan              U. So. Maine              5:07.34       
       12 White, Jackson               U. So. Maine              5:07.70       
                                                                               
                              Men's 400 Meter Dash                             
                                                                               
                      Finals - Results  - Saturday 02/10/01                    
                                                                               
    PLACE ATHLETE NAME              YR SCHOOL                    TIME  HT PTS  
    ===== ========================= == ========================= ===== == ===  
        1 Zwick, Eric               01 Bates College             50.11  3 10   
        2 Gresham, Stephen          03 Bates College             50.77  3  8   
        3 Webster, Phil                Bowdoin College           51.87  3  6   
        4 Watanabe, Coji            01 Colby College             52.72  3  4   
        5 LaRose, Jeremy               U. So. Maine              53.02  3  2   
        6 Bangser, Greg                Bowdoin College           53.13  3  1   
        7 Larivee, Jeff                Bowdoin College           53.95  2      
        8 Ossolinski, Justin        03 Colby College             54.74  2      
        9 Deery, Ryan               02 Bates College             54.76  2      
       10 Lizotte, Andy             04 Colby College             54.86  2      
       11 Leibowitz, Mike              Bowdoin College           54.96  1      
       12 Robarts, Daniel           04 Bates College             56.55  1      
       13 Cole, Geoff                  Bowdoin College           57.19  1      
                                                                               
                              Men's 600 Meter Dash                             
                                                                               
                      Finals - Results  - Saturday 02/10/01                    
                                                                               
   PLACE ATHLETE NAME              YR SCHOOL                    TIME    HT PTS 
   ===== ========================= == ========================= ======= == === 
       1 Mandle, Rob                  Bowdoin College           1:24.17  2 10  
       2 Matzen, Evan                 Bowdoin College           1:26.15  2  8  
       3 Wehmeyer, Keith              U. So. Maine              1:27.23  2  6  
       4 Brooks, Robert            02 Bates College             1:27.27  2  4  
       5 Dolbec, Greg                 U. So. Maine              1:27.35  2  2  
       6 Nelson, mark              04 Bates College             1:28.40  2  1  
       7 Franklin, Steven             Bowdoin College           1:29.49  1     
       8 Carey, Bjorn                 Bowdoin College           1:29.69  1     
       9 Stempeck, Justin          03 Colby College             1:29.92  1     
      10 Harrison, Jordan             Bowdoin College           1:30.03  1     
      11 Diette, Jarrod               U. So. Maine              1:30.21  1     
      12 Bouchard, Joey               U. So. Maine              1:31.63  1     

                              Men's 800 Meter Run                              
                                                                               
                      Finals - Results  - Saturday 02/10/01                    
                                                                               
    PLACE ATHLETE NAME              YR SCHOOL                    TIME    PTS   
    ===== ========================= == ========================= ======= ===   
        1 Boots, Byron                 Bowdoin College           1:57.1h  10   
        2 Pesa-Fallon, Mike            Bowdoin College           1:58.5h   8   
        3 Gray, Malcolm             03 Bates College             1:59.8h   6   
        4 Creighton, Steve             Colby College             2:01.6h   4   
        5 Differ, Seth                 U. So. Maine              2:03.9h   2   
        6 Robinson, Matt               U. So. Maine              2:05.3h   1   
        7 Pagnotta, Justin          02 Bates College             2:05.8h       
        8 Huston, Clint                Bowdoin College           2:06.3h       
        9 Lamirande, Jeff              U. So. Maine              2:11.2h       
       10 White, Jackson               U. So. Maine              2:18.3h       
       11 Gerry, Keith                 Colby College             2:19.2h       
                                                                               
                             Men's 1,000 Meter Run                             
                                                                               
                      Finals - Results  - Saturday 02/10/01                    
                                                                               
    PLACE ATHLETE NAME              YR SCHOOL                    TIME    PTS   
    ===== ========================= == ========================= ======= ===   
        1 Allison, Stephen             Bowdoin College           2:34.06  10   
        2 Knackmuhs, Eric           03 Bates College             2:35.43   8   
        3 LeBlanc, Marc                U. So. Maine              2:36.04   6   
        4 Gullota, Dan                 Bowdoin College           2:37.01   4   
        5 Whitney, Darryl              U. So. Maine              2:39.07   2   
        6 Dyer, Josh                   U. So. Maine              2:39.43   1   
        7 Mellen, Matt                 Bowdoin College           2:40.08       
        8 Wall, Dave                   Bowdoin College           2:42.20       
        9 White, Jason              03 Bates College             2:53.20       
       10 Pendergast, Dan              U. So. Maine              3:02.82       
                                                                               
                              Men's 200 Meter Dash                             
                                                                               
                      Finals - Results  - Saturday 02/10/01                    
                                                                               
    PLACE ATHLETE NAME              YR SCHOOL                    TIME  HT PTS  
    ===== ========================= == ========================= ===== == ===  
        1 Zwick, Erik **            01 Bates College             22.39  3 10   
        2 Beers, Jared              01 Colby College             22.83  3  8   
        3 Laurits, Brian               Bowdoin College           23.21  3  6   
        4 Manganaro, Jeff              Bowdoin College           23.34  3  4   
        5 Jackson, Kevin            01 Bates College             23.50  2  2   
        6 Small, Tony                  Bowdoin College           23.53  3  1   
        7 Riportella-Cros, Matt     03 Colby College             23.86  2      
        8 Faria, Kevin                 U. So. Maine              24.2h  3      
        9 Leibowitz, Mike              Bowdoin College           24.31  1      
       10 Boyaggi, Paterick         03 Bates College             24.37  2      
       11 Deery, Ryan               02 Bates College             24.68  2      
       12 Roy, Michael              04 Bates College             24.72  2      
       13 Guito, Joseph                Colby College             25.09  1      
       14 Meikle, Shazrai           03 Bates College             25.92  1      
       15 Canane, Jarrod               U. So. Maine              27.30  2      
        - Robarts, Daniel           04 Bates College               DNF  1      
                                                                               
** SCHOOL AND FACILITY RECORD

                             Men's 5,000 Meter Run                             
                                                                               
                      Finals - Results  - Saturday 02/10/01                    
                                                                               
    PLACE ATHLETE NAME              YR SCHOOL                    TIME     PTS  
    ===== ========================= == ========================= ======== ===  
        1 Vardaro, Pat                 Bowdoin College           15:22.67  10  
        2 Veilleux, Derek              U. So. Maine              15:43.12   8  
        3 Barbuto, Scott               Bowdoin College           15:45.57   6  
        4 Forsgren, Todd               Bowdoin College           15:50.33   4  
        5 Brown, Nat                04 Colby College             15:51.81   2  
        6 Mague, Stephen            01 Bates College             15:52.37   1  
        7 Gavin, Brendan            01 Colby College             15:59.16      
        8 Sukiennik, Justin         03 Colby College             16:40.60      
        9 Haber, Albert             02 Bates College             16:41.50      
       10 Lim, Bentley              03 Colby College             16:51.17      
       11 Washburn, Taylor             Bowdoin College           17:05.10      
       12 Tyson, John               04 Colby College             17:13.93      
                                                                               
                            Men's 4x400 Meter Relay                            
                                                                               
                      Finals - Results  - Saturday 02/10/01                    
                                                                               
             PLACE  RELAY     AFFILIATION               TIME    PTS            
             =====  =================================== ======= ===            
                 1  BOW       Bowdoin College           3:25.63  10            
                 2  BATE      Bates College             3:28.19   8            
                 3  COLB      Colby College             3:37.64   6            
                 4  USM       U. So. Maine              3:46.46   4            
                                                                               
                            Men's 4x800 Meter Relay                            
                                                                               
                      Finals - Results  - Saturday 02/10/01                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
             PLACE  RELAY     AFFILIATION               TIME    PTS            
             =====  =================================== ======= ===            
                 1  BATE      Bates College             NT       10            
                 2  BOW       Bowdoin College           NT        8            
                 3  USM       U. So. Maine              NT        6            
                 4  COLB      Colby College             NT        4

NOTE: 4x800 times were omitted for two reasons. The race was run in 75
 percent darkness after the first lap of the event due to a power outage,
 and one leg only ran three laps. The order of finish is correct.



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