Sept. 9, 2000  

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


Tufts Hayseed Classic
at Grafton, Mass.

Team Results		Bates Individual Results
1. Tufts	22	3.  Justin Easter	27:08
2. Bates	83	7.  Malcolm Gray	28:30
3. Wheaton	103	22. Eric Knackmuhs	29:46
4. Fitchburg St	138	24. Ben Bruce		30:13
5. Mass. Pharm.	317	27. Steve Mague		30:26

GRAFTON, Mass. -- The Bates College men's cross country team opened the season with a second-place at the Tufts University Hayseed Classic.

Leading the way for the Bobcats were two runners among the top 10. Sophomore Justin Easter (Jay, Maine) placed third overall with a time of 27:08. Easter was 17 seconds off the lead, and his time was Bates' third-best performance on Tufts' course in Grafton. Classmate Malcolm Gray (Bronxville, N.Y.) joined Easter in the top 10 by taking seventh place with a time of 28:30 over the 8K course.

The Bobcats' other scorers were sophomore Eric Knackmuhs (Wycoff, N.J.), who took 22nd place (29:46); junior tri-captain Ben Bruce (Malvern, Pa.) in 24th place (30:13); and senior tri-captain Steve Mague (Londonderry, N.H.) in 27th place (30:26).

Click here for complete results, courtesy Tufts Univ.

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