Jan. 15, 2000  

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Quad Cup I
at Slovenski Track
Lewiston, Maine


LEWISTON, Maine -- In the first scored meet held in the Walter Slovenski Indoor Track, the Bates College men's track and field team placed third in a Quad Cup competition. Division II UMass-Lowell won the meet with 190.5 points, while MIT edged Bates, 179-166.5. The University of Southern Maine took fourth place with 60 points.

The Bobcats got victories in four of the 17 events. Senior Lucas Adams (Nottingham, N.H.) captured the 35-pound weight throw with a heave of 55 feet, as the Bobcats captured the top four spots in the event. Senior Rob Davis (Rehoboth, Mass.), who placed second with a heave of 52-4 1/2, became Bates' second provisional qualifier in the weight throw, joining Adams, while third-place finisher, sophomore Greg Hurley (Arlington, Mass.) qualified for the Open New England championships with a throw of 50 feet even.

Cross country All-Americans Matt Twiest (Albuquerque, N.M.) and Mike Danahy (So. Windsor, Conn.) won the mile-run and 5,000-meter run, respectively. Junior captain Erik Zwick (Virginia Beach, Va.) was Bates' final winner in he 200-meter dash. Zwick missed being a multiple event winner by one-hundredth of a second in the 400-meter dash, setting the school record with a time of 49.94 seconds in the process.

Team Scores
UMass-Lowell	190.5
MIT		179
Bates		166.5
Southern Maine	60

Bates Scorers
200m: Erik Zwick, 1st, 22.85; Jason Coulie, 6th, 23.93
55m dash: Jason Coulie, 4th, 6.86; Kevin Jackson, 8th, 7.56
55m Hurdles: Kevin Jackson, 2nd, 7.90; Adam Thompson, 6th, 8.39
400m: Erik Zwick, 2nd, 49.94; Brian Luoma, 7th, 52.70
600m: Stephan Gresham, 3rd, 1:24.37.
800m: John McGrath, 3rd, 2:01.19
1000m: Matt Twiest, 3rd, 2:33.59; Eric Knackmuhs, 6th, 2:37.90
Mile: Matt Twiest, 1st place, 4:19.4; Mike Danahy, 4th, 4:22.7; 
	John McGrath, 5th, 4:25.7
5000m: Mike Danahy, 1st, 15:33.02; Brendan Hahesy, 5th, 16:10.93
4x400 Relay: Bates, 3rd, 3:32.62
4x800 Relay: Bates, 3rd, 8:45.13

35# Weight: Lucas Adams, 1st, 55-0; Rob Davis, 2nd, 52-1; 
	Greg Hurley, 3rd, 50-0; Jaime Sawler, 4th, 48-8
High Jump: Jeff Snyder, T5th, 5-11; Brian Luoma, 8th, 5-11.
Long Jump: Jason Coulie, 2nd, 20-8; Sean Atkins, 6th, 20-1; 
	Kevin Jackson, 8th, 19-10
Pole Vault: Adam Thompson, 2nd, 13-3; Jeff Snyder, 6th, 11-9; 
	Chris Jones, 7th, 11-3
Triple Jump: Kevin Stroman, 2nd, 42-1/2; Nick Aultschuller, 6th, 36-11 1/2; 
	Chris Jones, 7th, 36-4 1/2
Shot put: Lucas Adams, 3rd, 46-2 1/2; Jaime Sawler, 7th, 41-4 1/2

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