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Bates closes out its first undefeated indoor track season by beating MIT in Gray Cage, February 1958

Walter Slovenski Bio

The Head Bates Cross Country and Track Coach from 1952-1995, Walter Slovenski coached 26 All-Americans and turned the Bates Cross Country and Track programs into teams of the highest caliber during his time at Bates.

Alumni Meet History

For decades now, the cross country team has started the season by squaring off against returning alumni on a course that winds around the Bates campus. Here is a record of the outcome of those matchups.

Paul Hammond Bio

A three time All-American, Paul Hammond is one of the greatest runners in Bates history. This article, on the Maine Running Hall of Fame website, provides insight into his running career, covering his time at Bates and elsewhere.

Justin Freeman Article

An All-American in both Cross Country and Nordic Skiing, this article is a captivating portrait of one of Bates' most successful athletes.

Justin Easter Article

This article discusses Easter's successes in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, in which he is a four time all-american and two time national champion.

Jamie Sawler Article

While at Bates, Sawler was a three time all-american and won two national championships, one in the hammer and one in the weight, but after graduating turned his interests to coaching.

Bates and the Penn Relays

Apparently back in the day successful Bates athletes were congratulated by parading down main street with a band and a mule.

Meet Program and Results from 1881 and 1883


This website is the unofficial team run page for the Bates College Men's Cross Country team. It is maintained by Peter Gurney '11, if you have any questions or complaints, please e-mail them to pgurney@bates.edu.