Men's track tops all visitors but Maine in Bates Invitational

John Wisener won the pole vault at 14 feet, 9 inches in the Bates Invitational on Jan. 18, 2014. (File photo by Tom Leonard '78) 

LEWISTON, Maine -- Only Division I Maine topped the Bates men's indoor track and field team Saturday at the five-team Bates Invitational, as the Bobcats won four events in their second meet of the season. 

Maine scored 266 points to win the team scoring. Bates followed with 172, followed by Colby 112, Southern maine (109) and St. Joseph's (5).

Junior captain Sean Enos (Lynnfield, Mass.) captured first place in the weight throw, with a top heave of 61-4.75 that sailed nearly three feet beyond runner-up Wilson Adams of Maine. Enos also placed second in the shot put at 55-11, trailing only Maine's Justin Gagne (57-1.5).

Junior Mark McCauley (Cumberland, Maine) won the 800 meters in 1:58.32.

Senior Noah Graboys (Glencoe, Ill.) captured first place in the 1,000 meters at 2:33.70, nearly two seconds faster than runner-up Jacob Johns of Maine.

Senior captain John Wisener (Ridgewood, N.J.) won the pole vault after clearing 14-9, 3.75 inches higher than Maine's Devin Burgess.

Other top-three performances by Bates athletes included:

  • Junior John Stansel (Newburyport, Mass.) was second in the 5,000 meters at 15:29.76.
  • Sophomore Gregg Heller (Walla Walla, Wash.) placed second in the mile, at 4:26.22.
  • Senior captain Ben Levy (Belmont, Mass.) placed second in the 200 meters at 23.04 seconds.
  • Senior Michael Martin (Slatersville, R.I.) came in second in the 3,000 meters, holding off Colby's Andrew Estrada by 0.10 seconds at 9:12.64.
  • Senior captain Jarret McKallagat (Atkinson, N.H.) finished third in the 60 hurdles, at 8.62 seconds.
  • Junior Eric Wainman (Glastonbury, Conn.) placed third in the heptathlon, which started on Friday and concluded Saturday morning. Wainman's 4,396 points trailed only southern Maine's Jamie Ruginski (4,726) and Maine's Tristan Wortman (4,725). Wainman topped the eight-man heptathlon field in the high jump at 5-11.5 and was second in the 60 hurdles (9.00).

Bates will compete at the Terrier Classic next Saturday at Boston University.