In one of the Bates men's best all-time overall performances, the team overcame all odds to win the New England D3 championship for the first time in history.
There were few standout performances - the team was remarkably uniform in rising above everyone's expectations (except our own), as Bates athletes repeatedly came from "not expected to place" to finish well into the top four or five. This is usually the case in a few events week-to-week, but this weekend, it happened across the board and the results were plain to see.
Just a few of the highlights:
David Hardison, Eric Wainman, and Chris Halsted started the meet with a strong Day 1 in the heptathlon, and all went on to place, taking spots 2, 5, and 7, respectively.
Tony and Jarret placed 3-4 in the hurdles, and Isaiah was 3rd in the 60.
James LePage won the 800, with Nick Barron close behind in 5th. Both went on to continue their success in the relays.
David Pless and Sean Enos went 1-2 in the shot, with Pless also placing 2nd in the weight.
Tully Hannan and Andrew Wortham took third and seventh in a 3000 field that saw nine runners finish under the previous facility record.
The DMR took second, crucially beating MIT and breaking the facility record.
The 4x8 finished the meet well with a third-place finish to cement the victory.