Dec. 5, 1998  

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Bates 109, Southern Maine 30
at Merrill Gymnasium

Long Jump: Erik Zwick,Bates,  20' 10 1/4"
Pole Vault: Peter Beeson, Bates, 13' 6"
35-lb. Weight: Lucas Adams, Bates, 53' 5 3/4" **National Provisional Qualifier**
Mile Run: Matt Twiest, Bates, 4:25.6
55 Hurdles: Adam Thompson, Bates, 8.4
400-meter dash: Ryan Derry, Bates, 53.5
600-meter run: Trevor Emory, Bates, 1:27.7
55-M dash: Kevin Faria, USM, 6.6
800-meter run: Twiest, Bates, 1:58.4
High Jump: Byron Watson, USM, 5'1 0"
Triple Jump: Aron Shapiro, Bates, 43' 3.25"
Shot Put: Adams, Bates, 45:10.7
1000-meters: John McGrath, Bates, 2:41.6
200-meter dash: Zwick, Bates, 22.80
5,000-meters: Paul Johnson, USM, 15:43.8
1600-meter relay: Bates, 3:44.2
Adams Qualifies Provisionally For Nationals

The Bates College men's indoor track and field team opened its season today with a 109-30 dual meet victory over the University of Southern Maine.

The meet was highlighted by junior weight thrower Lucas Adams (Nottingham, N.H.), who's distance of 53 feet, 5 3/4 inches in the 35-pound weight throw qualified him provisinally for the NCAA Division III national championships. Adams earned All-America honors in the event last year, when he placed sixth overall in the nation.

The Bobcats also got multi-win performances from sophomore Erik Zwick (Virginia Beach, Va.), who won the long jump (20 feet, 10 1/4 inches) and the 200-meter dash (22.8 seconds), an event in which he is the school record holder, and junior Matt Twiest (Albuquerque, N.M.), who captured the mile (4:25.6) and the 800-meters (1:58.4).

The Huskies victories came from Kevin Faria in the 55-meter dash (6.6 secods), Byron Watson in the high jump (5 feet, 10 inches) and Paul Johnson in the 5,000-meters (15:43.8).

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