The Bates men battled to a tie for second with Bowdoin this past weekend at the Nescac meet in Amherst, MA. While the meet finished shortly before the snow started, that doesn’t mean racing conditions were easy. Senior Captain Devin Diltz lost his shoe in the mud early into the race and had to run the remaining 4 miles without one. Several other members of the team lost shoes and were sent tumbling in the muddy backfields of the Amherst course. When Freshman John Stansel fell down someone stepped on his left hand, leaving him with a serious puncture wound. Considering all of these setbacks, Coach Fresh was quite proud of the team: “ ‘All in all, it was a pretty remarkable performance for us. We learned that we can handle adversity and that anybody on the team can step up.’ “ Tully Hannan once again lead the way for the Bates men finishing 5th and earning him first team All-Nescac honors and Andrew Wortham finished 13th earning himself second team All-Nescac honors.
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