After taking third in the meet last year, Bates managed a solid second place showing at NESCACs this Saturday. The meet was highlighted by several superb performances, including David Pless's win in the shot put, with a 56'-6.75" school and meet record. Ethan claimed first in the discus, improving on his best in the event with a throw of 156-1, while Murtagh took first in the hammer.
The mid-distance events proved some of the most exciting for Bates. In the 1500, Tom hung on to third into the late stages of the race, until he and Amherst's Ben Scheetz made a move past Middlebury's Patrick Hebble on the homestretch. Tom fell to Scheetz by less than three tenths, earning second in 3:56.37. Barron placed seventh in 3:59, while Myles managed a 4:13 PR. LePage had his work cut out for him running in the slow heat of the 800, but won the heat in 1:54.25, securing fourth overall. His time is the third best all time at Bates.
Tony and Jarrett continued a great string of meets in the 110 hurdles, placing second and third. The 4x100 finished second behind Colby in 43.57. Big Red and Stitch also ran commendably in the steeple, running personal best times of 9:47 and 9:50, respectively.