April 20, 2002  

Contact: Adam Levin
Phone: (207) 786-6411


State of Maine Championships
at Waterville, Maine


WATERVILLE, Maine — The Bates College men's track and field team won the State of Maine championships today, their first since 1999. The Bobcats jumped out to an early lead but rival Bowdoin fought back to take a three point lead heading into the final event. The Bates discus squad helped take the championship, scoring 25 points to secure the victory. Senior Jaime Sawler(Stratham, N.H.) won two events the discus, with classmates Jesse Carney(Brunswick, Maine) and Greg Hurley(Arlington, Mass.) taking second and third, while Jeff Davis () finished sixth. Sawler also won the hammer throw and placed second in the shot put to earn the Toottell Award as the outstanding field event performer at the meet. Justin Easter (Jay, Maine) also won two events: 3000m Steeplechase and the 5000m.


1. Bates     230.50 
2. Bowdoin   208.50
3. Colby     131 
4. USM        33

Justin Easter	3000 Meter Steeplechase	10:04.41
Justin Easter	5000 Meter Run		15:30.74
Jamie Sawler	Hammer Throw		56.74m
Jamie Sawler	Discus Throw		42.30m
Robert Gomez	10000 Meter Run		33:27.65
Andrius Staisunas	1500 Meter Run		4:01.50
Adam Suole	400 Meter Hurdles		58.69

4X100 Meter Relay	42.95
Xavier Garcia	400 Meter Dash		49.25
Xavier Garcia	Triple Jump		13.46m
Patrick Harner	Long Jump		6.45m

Linc Bigelow	110 Meter Hurdles		16.71

Brian Laurits	100 Meter Dash		11.01
Brian Laurits	200 Meter Dash		22.17
Nick Lyford	Shot Put			13.88m
Nick Lyford	Javelin Throw		163-06.00
Greydon Foil	800 Meter Run		2:01.07
4X400 Meter Relay	3:21.69
Jonathon Todd	Pole Vault		13-09.00
James Wilkins	High Jump		2.01m

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