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Home vs. MIT, Colby, USM

Bates Triumphs Over MIT at Home

The team continued a promising outdoor campaign this past weekend, defeating MIT, Colby and USM at home. The throwers were on form, as usual. They swept the top three spots in the shot, with Murtagh closing the gap on Pless and Ethan. Duncan won his second meet straight in the jav, and Pless and Murtagh took two and three in the disc with impressive throws of 153-0 and 152-8. The same duo went 2-3 in the hammer, with Murtagh hitting the provo mark in 178-4.

Jarrett and Tony went 1-2 in the 110 hurdles for the second weekend straight, with Jarrett running a scorching 15.33. Levy took second in the 100 and the 200, and Chris Halsted won the long jump in 21 feet, while taking second in the triple jump.

The mid-distance events proved quite exciting. In the 1500, Tom and Barron took command of the race early, but late in the game were passed by two MIT runners. Things weren't looking hopeful until Noah punished the last 300 meters and managed to squeeze by his competitors for the win. In the 800, LePage took the lead early, and again MIT challenged, but this time Barron managed to dig deep, dealing a retaliatory blow and kicking to victory.

In the steeple, Tully and Big Red ran valiantly in their first attempts at the event, finishing in 9:51 and 9:59, while Stitch and Silver both ran personal bests, in 10:04 and 11:02. In the 5000, Elmo again proved that he's not messing around this season, fighting himself to a solid 15:24 PR, while Grizz showed he's getting back into form, running 15:33. Graham also ran a personal best of 15:52.




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