May 25-27, 2000  

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NCAA DIVISION III TRACK AND FIELD RESULTS
Men Finish Best-Ever 15th; Five Named All-Americans

NAPERVILLE, Ill. The Bates College men's track and field team placed 15th out of 77 teams that scored points at the NCAA Division III outdoor track and field championships, held May 25-27 at North Central College in Naperville, Ill. The Bates women finished in a tie for 58th place out of 76 teams that scored points.

The men's 15th-place finish was the highest in school history at the outdoor championships, as were their 14 points scored. The Bobcats' previous best was 20th place with 13 points in 1987. The women's finish was Bates' best since 1996, when they finished 37th.

In the only action of the day on Saturday for the Bobcats, senior Mike Danahy of So. Windsor, Conn. placed 11th in the 5,000-meters, missing out on his fifth career All-America honor.

The Bobcats had two runners competing in Friday's 3000-meter steeplechase. Senior Matt Twiest of Albuquerque, N.M., earned Bates' highest finish of the meet, placing fourth with a time of 9:03.64. First-year runner Justin Easter of Jay, Maine, placed seventh in 9:05.76. They were the only New England runners to earn All-America honors in the steeplechase. The two earned seven points for the Bobcats, moving them into seventh place of 41 teams with 14 points at the end of two days of competition.

For Twiest, the All-America award was his first earned during the outdoor track and field season and the fifth overall of his career. He is tied with classmate Lucas Adams of Nottingham, N.H., and John Fitzgerald (Bates Class of '87) for most career All-America honors at Bates. This is Easter's first All-America award, though he has participated in three NCAA Championships so far in his young career, reaching the NCAA cross country and Nordic skiing championships earlier this year. Easter was the only first-year runner in the entire race.

Bates junior Erik Zwick of Virginia Beach, Va., competed in the trials of the 400-meter dash on Friday, but failed to qualify for the finals, placing fifth in his heat with a time of 48.62 seconds.

Three Bates College athletes earned All-America honors on the first day of competition.

Abby Anthony '03 First-year distance runner Abigail Anthony of Jamestown, R.I., the Bobcats' lone female performer at the meet, earned her first career All-America honor in the 10,000-meter run. Ranked 12th in the event entering the meet, Anthony finished sixth with a time of 37:28.58, two seconds off her school-record time. She was the first rookie to cross the finish line and the second runner from New England. Anthony is the first female Bates runner to earn All-America honors during the outdoor season since 1992. Bates ended the first day of competition tied for 20th place with three points.

"Abby's performance was impressive in her first national championship," said Bates women's coach Carolyn Court. "She was composed and ran a very intellegent race. She made some great decisions early in the race and responded to the competition. Ranked ninth going into the meet, Abby moved in to seventh with two laps remaining and out-kicked an opponent in the final lap for the sixth place finish."

Lucas Adams '00 For the men, senior Lucas Adams of Nottingham, N.H., earned fifth place in the hammer throw after entering the meet seeded ninth. His throw of 184 feet, one inch, was his best of the season by two feet. The All-America honor is the second of Adams' career in the hammer and his fifth overall, tying him with John Fitzgerald (Class of 1987) for most individual honors won at Bates. Adams placed fourth in the hammer a year ago.

Mike Danahy '00 In the men's 10,000 meter run, senior Mike Danahy of So. Windsor, Conn., took sixth place in 30:46.87 for his fourth career All-America honor and second in the 10,000. Danahy is the Open New England champion in the 10,000 meters. He entered the NCAA Championships ranked ninth in the nation. The Bobcats ended Day One in a tie for ninth place with seven points.

Click here for the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships Website, hosted by North Central College


Men's 3000m Steeplechase
1 Abe Mendoza, Jr, Wisconsin Oshkosh			8:55.09
2 Peter Morse, Sr, St. Olaf College			9:02.26
3 Randy Krahulik, Sr, Nebraska Wesleyan			9:03.27
4 Matt Twiest, Sr, Bates College			9:03.64
5 Shane Suehring, Jr, Wisconsin Stevens Pt		9:04.03
6 Brandon Workman, Sr, George Fox University		9:05.40
7 Justin Easter, Fr, Bates College			9:05.76
8 Ross Substad, Jr, Wisconsin La Crosse			9:06.31
9 Paul Chellevold, Sr, Wisconsin Oshkosh		9:08.17
10 Tim Campbell, Jr, Williams College			9:09.60
11 David Patterson, Jr, Tufts University		9:13.13
12 Dan Draine, Jr, St. Thomas (Minn)			9:14.45
13 Jason Geipel, Sr, College Of New Jersey		9:17.48
14 John Aerni, Jr, Grinnell College			9:25.21
15 Pat Gaynor, So, Wisconsin Whitewater			9:27.63
16 Rob Voss, Jr, Wisconsin Eau Claire			9:33.52
17 J B Haglund, So, Haverford College			9:35.03
18 Ryan McCumber, Sr, Wisconsin Oshkosh			9:40.75


Men's 400 Meter Dash
Round 1, Heat 1
1 Chris McCullough, So, Central College (Ia)		47.71Q          
2 Tommy Tavegia, Jr, Central College (Ia)		47.90q          
3 Adam McKahan, Fr, Wisconsin La Crosse			48.22q          
4 Ben Dreyer, Fr, St. Norbert College			48.31q
5 Erik Zwick, Jr, Bates College			48.62           
6 Craig Gunderson, So,  Wisconsin Stevens Pt		49.08           

Round 1, Heat 2
1 Rich Dixon, Sr, Rowan University			48.02Q          
2 Chvaun Johnson, Fr, Dickinson College			48.22q          
3 Craig Hancock, So, North Park University		48.50           
4 Robert Woolbright, Sr, Lincoln University		48.98           
5 Kevin Lucas, Jr, Wilmington College			49.25           
6 Alex Torres, Fr, Montclair State			51.22           

Round 1, Heat 3
1 Tyler Stillman, So, Ohio Wesleyan			47.94Q          
2 Steve Mitchell, Jr, Lincoln University		47.95q          
3 Steve Harder, Sr, Nebraska Wesleyan			48.38           
4 Kris Smith, Fr, Wisconsin La Crosse			48.50           
5 Keith Van Goor, So, Calvin College			49.20           
6 Miradieu Joseph, Jr, Wartburg College			49.26   


Men's Hammer Throw
1 Jamie Brewster, Sr, Colby College		193-4 (58.94m) 
2 Ryan Dirks, Jr, Pacific Lutheran		190-5 (58.04m) 
3 Mike Pestilli, Sr, Rensselaer Poly Inst	185-7 (56.56m) 
4 Mike Campbell, Sr, Wisconsin La Crosse	184-6 (56.24m) 
5 Lucas Adams, Sr, Bates College		184-1 (56.10m) 
6 Matt Campanelli, Sr, Williams College		178-10 (54.50m) 
7 Dave Hahn, Jr, Wisconsin Platteville		178-6 (54.40m) 
8 James Hammond, Jr, Worcester Poly Inst	177-6 (54.10m) 


Men's 10,000 Meter Run
1 Colin Young, Sr, North Central College	30:27.01
2 James Nielsen, Jr, California San Diego	30:37.92
3 John Krueger, Sr, Saint John's (Minn)		30:38.46
4 Jesse Drake, Jr, Wisconsin Stevens Pt		30:40.54
5 Chris McGuire, Sr, Mass Inst Technology	30:41.98
6 Michael Danahy, Sr, Bates College	30:46.87
7 Thor Esbensen, Jr, Nebraska Wesleyan		31:00.90
8 Dave Davis, Jr, Puget Sound			31:05.03
9 Wilson Perez, Jr, Keene State			31:14.43
10 Paul Peterson, Jr, Calvin College		31:15.60
11 Kyle Hansen, Sr, Wisconsin Eau Claire 	31:20.46
12 Mike Morgan, So, Nebraska Wesleyan		31:23.34


Men's 5000 Meter Run
1 James Nielsen, Jr, California San Diego	14:34.97           
2 Tim Julien, Sr, Washington (Mo)		14:37.07           
3 Dan Schwamberger, Sr, Wisconsin Stevens Pt	14:39.77           
4 Joel Klooster, So, Calvin College		14:40.58           
5 Jesse Drake, Jr, Wisconsin Stevens Pt		14:43.51           
6 Colin Young, Sr, North Central College	14:44.38           
7 Jeremy Burks, Jr, Wisconsin Whitewater	14:48.65           
8 Ryan Meissen, Sr, Wisconsin Whitewater	14:49.89           
9 Abe Mendoza, Jr, Wisconsin Oshkosh		14:54.79           
10 Dave Davis, Jr, Puget Sound			14:57.62
11 Michael Danahy, Sr, Bates College	14:58.02           
12 Aaron Moody, Sr, Anderson University		14:58.36           
13 Thor Esbensen, Jr, Nebraska Wesleyan		14:58.37           
14 Jeremy Borling, So, North Central College	15:10.16           
15 Peter Duyan, Sr, Bowdoin College		15:21.00           
16 Forrest Griek, Sr, Pacific Lutheran		15:35.62           
17 Jeff Hansen, Sr, North Central College	15:40.78


MEN'S FINAL TEAM SCORES
1 Lincoln University 52.0
1 North Central College 52.0
3 Central College (Ia) 38.0
4 Wisconsin La Crosse 34.5
5 Wisconsin Oshkosh 33.0
6 Wisconsin Stevens Pt 32.0
6 Nebraska Wesleyan 32.0
8 Wheaton College (Ma) 30.0
9 Calvin College 28.5
10 California San Diego 26.0
11 Lynchburg College 23.0
12 Christopher Newport 19.0
13 Pacific Lutheran 16.0
14 St. Thomas (Minn) 15.0
15 Bates College 14.0
16 Millikin University 12.0
16 Frostburg State 12.0
16 McMurry University 12.0
19 Worcester State 11.0
19 Rose-Hulman Institute 11.0
21 Ohio Wesleyan 10.0
21 Elmhurst College 10.0
21 St. Olaf College 10.0
21 Coe College 10.0
21 Rensselaer Poly Inst 10.0
21 Colby College 10.0
21 Susquehanna 10.0
21 Willamette University 10.0
29 University Of LaVerne 9.0
29 Heidelberg College 9.0
29 Wisconsin Whitewater 9.0
32 Illinois Wesleyan 8.5
33 College Of Wooster 8.0
33 ClaremontMuddScripps 8.0
33 Wisconsin Platteville 8.0
33 Washington (Mo) 8.0
33 Wisconsin Eau Claire 8.0
33 Ursinus College 8.0
33 Hamline University 8.0
40 College Of New Jersey 7.0
40 Plattsburgh S U N Y 7.0
40 Springfield College 7.0
40 Allegheny College 7.0
44 Keene State 6.0
44 Saint John's (Minn) 6.0
44 Macalester College 6.0
44 Mount Union College 6.0
44 John Carroll 6.0
49 Baldwin-Wallace 5.0
49 Rowan University 5.0
49 North Park University 5.0
49 Montclair State 5.0
49 Wisconsin Stout 5.0
49 Loras College 5.0
49 George Fox University 5.0
56 Mass Inst Technology 4.0
56 Eastern Oregon 4.0
56 Augustana College 4.0
56 Middlebury College 4.0
60 Messiah College 3.5
61 Bowdoin College 3.0
61 Concordia College 3.0
61 Williams College 3.0
61 Eastern Connecticut 3.0
61 DePauw University 3.0
61 Delaware Valley 3.0
67 Widener University 2.0
67 Monmouth (Ill) 2.0
67 St. Norbert College 2.0
67 Otterbein College 2.0
71 University Of Dubuque 1.0
71 Dickinson College 1.0
71 Puget Sound 1.0
71 Westfield State 1.0
71 Wabash College 1.0
71 Worcester Poly Inst 1.0


Women's 10,000 Meter Run
1 Barbara Swallow, Jr, Springfield College	35:09.59
2 Casey Smith, Jr, Roanoke College		36:46.09
3 Maree George, Sr, Pacific Lutheran		36:49.55
4 Christina Vetter, Jr, St. Olaf College	37:04.72
5 Stephanie Greiber, Sr, Wisconsin Whitewater	37:14.69
6 Abigail Anthony, Fr, Bates College	37:28.58
7 Emily Shertzer, So, Moravian College		37:32.54
8 Cara Devlin, Sr, Ithaca College		37:51.77
9 Erin Boshe, Fr, Ithaca College		38:18.00
10 Kristen Wilson, Fr, Haverford College	38:25.45
11 Kelly Faris, Jr, St. Thomas (Minn)		38:37.86
12 Joko Aginloye, Jr, Swarthmore College	39:08.10
13 Maria Mensching, So, Colby College		39:09.88
14 Shannan Rieder, Jr, Earlham College		39:17.44
15 Emily Lohsinz, So, Amherst College		39:30.29
16 Sara Holewinski, Jr, Wisconsin Oshkosh	39:41.09 


WOMEN'S FINAL TEAM SCORES
1 Lincoln University 65.0 
2 Christopher Newport 50.0 
3 Wheaton College (Ma) 48.5 
4 Wisconsin Whitewater 37.0 
5 Calvin College 30.0 
6 University Of Chicago 28.0 
7 Williams College 26.0 
8 Wisconsin La Crosse 25.5 
9 McMurry University 23.0 
10 Middlebury College 22.0 
11 Wartburg College 20.0 
11 University Of South 20.0 
13 Springfield College 19.0 
14 Loras College 17.0 
15 Eastern Oregon 16.0 
16 Rowan University 13.0 
17 Eastern Mennonite 12.0 
17 Carthage College 12.0 
17 Amherst College 12.0 
17 Colby College 12.0 
17 Hamilton College 12.0 
22 Willamette University 11.0 
23 Baldwin-Wallace 10.0 
23 Pacific Lutheran 10.0 
23 California San Diego 10.0 
23 Wisconsin Stevens Pt 10.0 
23 Moravian College 10.0 
23 Roanoke College 10.0 
23 ClaremontMuddScripps 10.0 
23 Wheaton College (Il) 10.0 
31 St. Thomas (Minn) 9.5 
31 College Of New Jersey 9.5 
33 Monmouth (Ill) 9.0 
33 Linfield College 9.0 
35 Wisconsin Oshkosh 8.5 
35 St. Olaf College 8.5 
37 Pomona Pitzer 8.0 
37 Central College (Ia) 8.0 
37 Whitworth College 8.0 
37 Univ Of Puget Sound 8.0 
41 Mary Washington 7.0 
41 Carleton College 7.0 
43 Washington (Mo) 6.0 
43 Nebraska Wesleyan 6.0 
43 Hope College 6.0 
46 Principia College 5.5 
47 North Central College 5.0 
47 Cortland S U N Y 5.0 
47 Montclair State 5.0 
47 Smith College 5.0 
47 Emory University 5.0 
52 Univ Of Redlands 4.5 
52 John Carroll 4.5 
54 Tufts University 4.0 
54 Wisconsin Platteville 4.0 
54 Buena Vista 4.0 
54 Whitman College 4.0 
58 Western Maryland 3.0 
58 Swarthmore College 3.0 
58 Augustana College 3.0 
58 Bates College 3.0 
58 Mass Inst Technology 3.0 
58 Pacific University 3.0 
64 Coe College 2.0 
64 Wisconsin River Falls 2.0 
64 George Fox University 2.0 
64 Wisconsin Eau Claire 2.0 
68 University Of LaVerne 1.0 
68 Medgar Evers College 1.0 
68 Macalester College 1.0 
68 Ohio Wesleyan 1.0 
68 Keene State 1.0 
68 Ithaca College 1.0 
68 Concordia (Moorhead) 1.0 
68 Ohio Northern 1.0 
76 DePauw University 0.5 



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