Two early season meets prove that Bates is ready to go
The Bowdoin invite and Tufts invite have taught us that:
The throwers are just as dominant this year as years past. Pless and Enos have already posted marksin the shot put that will most likely send them to Nationals. Pless has also posted a mark in the weightthrow that will travel.Hurdles are once again a strong event for the Bobcats. Hauser and Hardison took second and third placeat the Tufts meet, and still await the return of “Malibu” McKallagat and Chraley Kenyon.
Mid-distance races will continue to be a strength for the Bobcats with the likes of James Lepage, Nick
Barron, Mac Stansel, Mark Farva, M B-I, converted nordic skier Tweet, and a strong pack of freshman
already posting impressive times.
Success in cross country carries over into success in the distance events. In December, Big Red, Tully,Wortham, Swiper, and Elmo have already posted DIII qualifying times in the 5k. Already in such strongform, the D runners look to have strong seasons.
Freshman, who donned the Bates’ garnet for the first time, are set to make an immediate impact.
Freshman Jia-Ahn Pan led all Bates runners in the 60 meter dash. Freshman laden 4x2 and 4x8 relaysboth placed 2nd at Tufts. Nick Margitza is also making a sizable impact in the throwing events.
Bates will next protect their home mondo against Colby, USM, and D1 UMO.
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