State of Maine Championship
Team Bates Finishers 1. BATES 27 1. Mike Danahy 26:38 2. Bowdoin 64 3. Matt Twiest 27:07 3. Colby 67 8. Steve Dutton 27:48 4. Southern Maine 81 9. Brendan Hahesy 27:53 5. Unity 156 10.Steve Mague 28:12 6. Univ.New England 168 11.John McGrath 28:19 7. Maine Maritime 202 13.John Cullinan 28:30 8. Maine-Farmington ns 14.David Ennis 28:35 9. Maine-Presque Isle ns 10.St. Joseph's ns 11.Maine-Machias ns
DANAHY, MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY TAKE MAINE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Bates junior Mike Danahy (South Windsor, Conn.) became the third different Bates harrier to win the individual State of Maine Championship in as many years, but the team result was the same, as the Bobcats topped their nearest rival by 34 points en route to their third straight team title.
Danahy finished with a time of 26:38, 12 seconds ahead of second place finisher Mike Waugh of Maine-Presque Isle. Bates junior Matt Twiest (Albuquerque, N.M.), the 1996 State champion, placed third in 27:07, joining Danahy on the All-State team.
The Bobcats clinched the title by taking eighth through 11th places. Junior Steve Dutton (Londonderry, N.H.), junior Brendan Hahesy (Melrose , Mass.), sophomore Steve Mague (Londonderry N.H.) and junior John McGrath (Merrimac, N.H.) each finished with 31 seconds of each other to clinch the title for the Bobcats.