Jan. 30, 1999  

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


Quad Cup III
at Cambridge, Mass.
Lewiston, Maine


BOSTON, Mass. - The Bates College Men's Track and Field Team ran into some stiff competition this weekend, placing third in Quad Cup III with 82.5 points behind Williams (256) and MIT (210.5) and ahead of WPI (41).

Junior Lucas Adams (Nottingham, N.H.) led the team in scoring, winning the 35-pound weight throw, ahead of WPI's Mike Pockoski, the top ranked thrower in the nation, and taking third place in the shot put. Senior Peter Beeson (Novelty, Ohio) recorded Bates only other first place, capturing the pole vault. Beeson equaled his lifetime best of 14 feet and nearly set a new personal record of 14 feet, six inches. Beeson did qualify for the Open New England Championships.

Sophomore Erik Zwick (Virginia Beach, Va.) placed second in his first-ever collegiate race in the 400-meter dash, running a 51.67, a personal best by 2.67 seconds. In one of the most competitive races of the meet, junior Mike Danahy (So. Windsor, Conn.) took second in the 3000-meters with a time of 8:42.08, just .43 seconds behind NCAA cross country championship runner-up Paul Alsdorf of Williams College. Danahy closed with an impressive 2:46 over his last 1000 meters and 29 seconds over his last 200 meters.

Team Scores
Williams- 256
MIT- 210.5
Bates- 82.5
WPI- 41

Bates Top 5 Finishers
55m Hurdles: Kevin Jackson, 7th, 8.60
35-pound Weight: Lucas Adams, 1st, 16.92
35-pound Weight: Rob Davis, 3rd, 15.54
35-pound Weight: Brian Mulready, 6th, 13.63
55m dash: Jason Coulie, 6th, 6.85
55m dash: Kevin Jackson, 8th, 6.94
High Jump: Aron Shapiro, 8th, 5-6
400m dash: Eric Zwick, 2nd, 57.67
Long Jump: Jason Coulie, 3rd, 20-3.75
Long Jump: Aron Shapiro, 7th, 19-4
600m run: John McGrath, 4th, 1:26.82
800m run: Chris Terry, 6th, 2:04.43
200m dash: Chris Terry, 8th, 24.81
3000m run: Mike Danahy, 2nd, 8:42.08
Shot Put: Lucas Adams, 3rd, 47-00.5
4X400m relay: Bates, 3rd, 3:46.2
Pole Vault: Peter Beeson, 1st, 14-00
Pole Vault: Jeff Crowder, 5th, 12-00
Pole Vault: Adam Thompson, 7th, 12-00
Triple Jump: Kevin Jackson, 8th, 38-00.50
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