The Bates men put more pieces of the puzzle together this weekend in the second of two early season meets at home. The team demonstrated its strength by finishing relatively close behind Division One UMaine, and ahead of close competitors USM. Tully was awarded the honor baton for his 8:34 victory in his first 3000 of the season, which put him fifth on the Bates all-time list in the event.
The meet started Friday night with a pentathlon, in which David Hardison was second with 2939 points. On Saturday, the throwers were strong, as usual, contributing significantly to the team's point total.
Other cool things that happened:
-In the 800, Nick Barron battled it out with a Maine kid for a thrilling 1:59 victory.
-Duncan had a strong triple jump at 12.13 m.
-Tony high jumped to a PR of 1.86 meters.
-Kenneth Whitney, superstar, looked real smooth in the 5000, cruising to a 16:05 PR.
-In the 4x800, while ultimately second, Bates was neck and neck with UMaine throughout the race, with Noah almost nipping them at the line.
-Jared finished a solid third in the 60 meter hurdles in 8.56 seconds.