Tully shines as team improves upon last year’s Nationals performance
After being denied the honor of New England’s top team at the NESCAC and Regional championships,Bates earned the honor at the season’s most important race. Bates’ sixth place finish at the NCAA
championships in Terra Haute, Indiana led all New England teams, and improved upon Bates’ seventh
place finish last year. The Bobcats were led by Tully Hannan’s All-American performance. Tully’s fifth
place finish is the best individual finish since Justin Easter in 2002, and is the second best finish all-timefor the Bobcats. Bates’ other racers left it all on the course in their last race of the season, fueled by thesupport of a strong group of teammates, alumni, and parents that made the 18 hour drive from the eastcoast to Indiana. For seniors, Elmo, Wortham, and Lepage, Nationals was the last cross country race oftheir career. The team’s sixth place finish is a testament to the three seniors that raced and to the otherseniors who transformed the team from a tenth place team in the NESCAC to the sixth best team in thecountry.
Looking forward to next year, Bates looks stronger than ever. Bates returns with the pieces to once
again contend for the title of New England’s top team and a potential podium finish at Nationals. Bates
returns their top three runners, now with two years of nationals experience and PRs faster than 25:15,
along with a strong core of returners, five of which who have run faster than 26:15.
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