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2011Bates NESCAC Team*. * Not pictured: Mike Martin '14 and John Stansel '15. Pictured below: John Stansel' 15 after getting his hand wrapped because a spike nearly went through it during the race. Devin Diltz running with only one shoe after losing his in mile one.

2011 NESCAC Meet 11-2-2011
Bates Ties for Second At NESCAC Meet

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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This website is the unofficial team run page for the Bates College Men's Cross Country team. It is maintained by Tom Leonard '14, if you have any questions or complaints, please e-mail them to tleonard@bates.edu.