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Brett Epler wins the decathlon at DIII New Englands with his second place finish in the final event, the 1500. Brett amassed 6162 points, the third best all time at Bates. (Video by Ira Waldman)

Division III New England Championships
Bates Third in New England

Bates took third place at the Division III New England Championships hosted by MIT this past weekend. Brett got things started on Thursday and Friday by winning the Decathlon with 6,162 points, qualifying provisionally for nationals. Also on Friday, Ethan's discus throw of 162-10, a seven foot PR, was good for the win.

On Saturday, amidst two lightning delays, the team did not fare as well as hoped in some areas, but there were a few exceptional performances. Pless, Ethan, and Murtagh, respectively, swept the top three spots in the shot, helped by a strong performance from Murtagh. Jarrett had one heck of a day, placing fourth in the 110 hurdles in 15.06, the second fastest time ever by a Bates athlete. He also ran a solid 56.23 in the 400 hurdles.

While he did not score, Big Red should be commended for running 9:40 in the steeple, dropping seven seconds off of his previous best. Also, despite only placing eighth, Barron ran a killer time of 3:56.21 in the 1500, just besting teammate Tom Esponette's time of 3:56.37 from last weekend.

Full Results


David Pless - Third in Discus

Ethan Waldman - First in Discus

Brett Epler - First in Decathlon

Chris Murtagh - PR in Shot Put for Third Place

Ethan Waldman - Second in Shot Put

David Pless - First in Shot Put





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