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Andrew Beck

Hometown: Okemos, MI
High School: Okemos
Events: Sprints



David Beck

Hometown: Okemos, MI
High School: Okemos
Events: Sprints



Tristan Black-Ingersoll

Nickname: Scout
Hometown: Concord, NH
High School: Concord High School
Major: European History
Events: 800, 1000, 1500, Mile
PRs: 2:07, 2:46, 4:15, 4:41
Favorite Run: Bloody
Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite Commons Food: Sole Stuffed with Crab, Steak and Cheese, Lava Cake

Quote: "You find out a lot about yourself through athletics. If you're cut out to be a winner or a failure or a quitter, athletics will bring it out of you. You're always stripping yourself down to the bones of your personality. And sometimes you just get a glimpse of the kind of talent you've been given. Sometimes I run and I don't even feel the effort of running. I don't even feel the ground. I'm just drifting. Incredible feeling. All the agony and frustration, they're all justified by one moment like that."-
Steve Ovett


Pat Carroll

Hometown: North Andover, MA
High School: St. John's Prep
Major: Biology
Events: 100, 200

PRs: 11.37, 22.94

Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Commons Food: Chicken Patties

Devin Dilts

Nickname: Bogs
Hometown: Roscoe, IL
High School: Hononegah Community
Major: History, minor in Spanish
Events: Steeple, 5k

PRs: 25:40 (XC), 4:32 (Mile), 15:14 (5k), 9:36 (steeple), 33:01 (10k)

Favorite Run: Farm
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Commons Food: Pumpkin Pancakes
Quote: "I enjoy singing, and the instruments which truly move me are the horn, the trumpet, and the cello." -Roger Bannister

Brett Epler

Hometown: Wellesley, MA
High School: Wellesley High School
Major: Economics
Events: Pentathlon, Decathlon, 55 hurdles, 110 hurdles, 400 hurdles

PRs: 3285, 6162, 8.18, 15.68, 56.10

Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Commons Food: Sundae Sundays
Quote: "Finishing that 5K was the hardest thing I ever had to do. I ate more fettuccini alfredo, and drank less water than I have in my entire life. People always talk about triumphs of the human spirit. Well today I had a triumph of the human body. That's why everybody was applauding for me at the end. My guts, my heart and well I eventually puked my guts out. I never puked my heart out, and I am very proud of that." --Michael Scott,
The Office


Tom "Espo" Esponnette

Nickname: Kirby
Hometown: Auburn, ME
High School: Edward Little HS
Major: Biology
Events: Mile, 1000, 1500
PRs: 4:14, 2:30, 3:56
Favorite Run: Nature
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Commons Food: Sweet Potato Fries
Quote: "There is always going to be another mountain. I'm always going to want to make it move" -Miley Cyrus


Elliot Foster

Hometown: Coral Springs, FL
High School: Stoneman Douglas
Events: Shot, Disc, Hammer, Weight
PRs: 38-10.5, 107-1.75, 119-7, 46-11.75



Peter Gurney

Nickname: Sweetums
Hometown: Arlington, VA
High School: Washington-Lee
Major: Music Composition
Events: Mile, 3000, 5000, 10000
PRs: 4:25, 8:43, 15:21, 32:12
Favorite Run: Old Greene
Favorite Colors: White or Purple
Favorite Commons Food: To choose any one food would be a dishonor to far too many contenders.

Quote: "A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man." -Jebediah Springfield




Monthe N. Kofos

Hometown: Marlborough Mass
High School: St. John's (Shrewsbury)
Major: Psychology
Events: Triple Jump, 400 Hurdles, various other sprints/jumps
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Commons Food: Fried Chicken
Quote: Everyone who lives will die, but not everyone who has died has lived.

Chris LaBrecque

Hometown: Falmouth, ME
High School: Falmouth High School
Major: Biology
Events: Long Jump, Triple Jump
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Commons Food: Monkey Bread

Ryan Larsen

Hometown: Hull, MA
High School: Boston College High School
Major: Chemistry
Events: Shot Put, Discus, Hammer
PRs: 13.1 m, 36.93 m, 40.1 m
Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite Commons Food: Chicken Parm

Quote: "Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." -MJ


Kevin McDonald

Nickname: Gucc
Hometown: Stewart Manor, NY
High School: Chaminade
Major: Psychology
Events: 400, 800, 1600
PRs: 52.8, 2:01, 4:44
Favorite Run: Spill
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Commons Food: Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Quote: "Just thinking about Zordon."

Joe Musso

Nickname: Squeak
Hometown: Wallingford, CT
High School: Lyman Hall
Major: US History
Events: 200, 800, 1000, Mile, 3000
PRs: 25.xx, 1:59, 2:37, 4:38, 9:10
Favorite Run: Cemetary
Favorite Color: Blue
Favotite Commons Food: Sauteed Green Beans
Quote: "The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men, it is said, have seen angels, but I have seen thee, and thou art enough." George Edward Moore

Chris Murtagh

Hometown: Rowley, MA
High School: St. John's Prep
Major: Politics
Events: Javelin, Hammer, Discus, Weight, Shotput
PRs: 198.7, 178-8, 158, 54-6, 44-8.5
Favorite Color: Orange
Favotite Commons Food: Buffalo Wings
"You're either first or last!" -Ricky Bobby's dead beat Dad.

Ryan Quinn

Hometown: Watertown, MA
High School: Watertown High School
Major: Chemistry
Events: Sprints
PRs: 6.63 (55), 22.77 (200), 50.01 (400)
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Commons Food: Nachos

Quote: "If I am still standing at the end of the race, hit
me with a board and knock me down, because that means I didn't run hard enough." - Steve Jones


Gavin Segall-Abrams

Hometown: Greensboro, NC
High School: Grimsley
Events: Sprints




Ben Taska

Nickname: The Big Ticket
Hometown: Lowell, VT
High School: Homeschooled
Major: Music
Events: 3000, 5000, 10000
PRs: 9:15, 16:07, 33:27
Favorite Run: Old Yellow
Favorite Colors: Orange and Blue
Favorite Commons Food: Fruit Pizza, Szechuan Chicken, Beef Tips with Egg Noodles
Quote: "A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous." -Ingrid Bergman

Ethan Waldman

Hometown: Playa del Rey, CA
High School: Alexander Hamilton
Major: Interdisciplinary - Health and Society
Events: Throws
PRs:Shot- 47-11.5, Weight- 48-8.75, Disc-150-7.5 Hammer- 138-1, 55m- 6.98, 100m- 11.65
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Commons Food: Dry Spinach Salad

Favorite Quote: "Don't stand on the tracks when the train's comin' through"




This website is the unofficial team run page for the Bates College Cross Country team. It is maintained by Peter Gurney '11, if you have any questions or complaints, please e-mail them to pgurney@bates.edu.