Jan. 22, 2000  

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Quad Cup II
at Tufts University
Medford, Mass.

Bobcats Capture Five of Six Field Events

MEDFORD, Mass. - Behind the strength of victories in five of the six field events, plus a pair of distance wins, the Bates College men's track and field team placed second in a five-team field in a Quad Cup meet hosted by Tufts University. The host Jumbos won the meet with 207 points, followed by Bates (181), Ithaca College (117), Colby College (77) and Worcester State College (23)

The Bobcat seniors dominated the field events, led by thrower Lucas Adams (Nottingham, N.H.), who captured the 35-pound weight throw, remaining undefeated in that event this season, and the shot put. Jason Coulie (Manchester, N.H.) took home honors in the long jump while also placing fourth in the 55-meter dash and eighth in the 200 meters. Former NCAA qualifier Kevin Stroman (New York, N.Y.) took the triple jump, while senior captain Adam Thompson (South Portland, Maine) won the pole vault.

Bates also got wins from senior All-Americans Matt Twiest (Albuquerque, N.M) in the 1,500-meter run and Mike Danahy (So. Windsor, Conn.) in the 3,000, who also anchored the distance medley relay to victory. Classmate John McGrath (Merrimack, N.H.) was the Bobcats final winner of the day, capturing the 600-meter run.

Team Scores
Tufts		207
Bates		181
Ithaca		117
Colby		 77
Worcester St.	 23

Bates Scorers
55m Dash: Jason Coulie, 4th, 6.85
200m Dash: Erik Zwick, 2nd, 22.34; Jason Coulie, 8th, 23.60
400m Dash: Ryan Deery, 6th, 54.41; Dennis Perreria, 7th, 55.48
600m Run: John McGrath, 1st, 1:24.52; Bryan Luoma, 2nd, 1:25.03
800m Run: Eric Knackmuhs, 6th, 2:04.05
1,500m Run: Matt Twiest, 1st, 4:00.87
3,000m Run: Mike Danahy, 1st, 8:43.31; Brendan Hahesy, 6th, 9:18.99
55m Hurdles: Kevin Jackson, 3rd, 8.10; Adam Thompson, 6th, 8.80; Jeff
Snyder, 7th, 9.02
4x400m Relay: Bates, 3rd, 3:38.4
DMR: Bates, 1st, 10:40.12
High Jump: Jeff Snyder, 2nd, 6-4; Kevin Jackson, 7th, 5-8; Nick
Altschuller, 8th, 5-8
Pole Vault: Adam Thompson, 1st, 13-1 1/2; Jeff Snyder, 4th, 11-1
1/2; Chris Jones, 5th, 10-7 1/2; Andrew Wheeler, 6th, 8-6
Long Jump: Jason Coulie, 1st, 21-1 1/4; Sean Atkins, 4th, 20-8;
Kevin Stroman, 7th, 19-7 1/2
Triple Jump: Kevin Stroman, 1st, 42-3 1/2; Nick Altschuller, 7th,
37-10 1/2
Shot Put:Lucas Adams, 1st, 46-3 3/4; Jaime Sawler, 3rd, 45-4; Greg
Hurley, 6th, 40-9
35-pound Weight: Lucas Adams, 1st, 54-4 1/2; Rob Davis, 2nd, 52-0;
Jaime Sawler, 4th, 57-7 3/4
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