Despite only fielding about two thirds of the team, the Bates men demonstrated that they are a team capable of great things this season. The meet was highlighted by a number of strong individual performences in which athletes were finally able to showcase the work they've done over the past year. David Pless received the honor baton for his impressive marks of 15.41m in the weight and 14.97m in the shot. Along with Pless, Murtagh and Ethan led the throwers with wins in the Weight and Shot, with throws of 18.60 and 15.78 m, respectively. It was sick.
Other awesome things I noticed throughout the meet:
-In the 1000, LePage took the race from the gun, keeping the field controlled, with a dense pack close behind. In the final 200, LePage took off, separating himself from his competitors, while Nick Barron stormed into second, securing a one-two finish for the duo, with both running 2:35.
-Noah ran a strong 3000, cruising to an 8:47 victory in the final laps. Taska also showed up big with a 14 second PR.
-Among the team's many great additions, first year Jarret McKallagat won the 55 Hurdles in 8.08, with Tony in second, and first year Ben Levy won an intense 400 by just a hundredth of a second.
-Tully ran a difficult Mile, fighting a large pack of MIT runners to take second in 4:21.
-Perhaps not as awesome, but worthy of clarification, the 4x4 team was disqualified due to dropping the baton, but despite that did manage to finish the race within a second of MIT.