McCauley breaks men's track's 1,000-meter record at BU

Photo by Tom Leonard '78
Mark McCauley '15 broke the team record for the 1,000 meters at Boston University on Feb. 8, 2014, a day after helping set the team distance medley relay record. (File photo by Tom Leonard '78)

BOSTON -- The Bates men's track and field team saw a second team record fall in as many days, among other impressive performances, as the Valentine Invitational concluded Saturday at Boston University.

Junior Mark McCauley (Cumberland, Maine) broke the team record in the 1,000 meters set in 2012 by his hometown pal, James LePage '13. McCauley finished in 2:26.78 to break his second team record in as many days, following Friday's distance medley relay. LePage's former mark stood at 2:27.90.

Other Bates highlights included:

  • First-year Patrick Griffin (Harvard, Mass.) vaulted into second place on Bates' all-time performance list in the 500 meters, recording a time of 1:05.72.
  • Senior Jarret McKallagat (Atkinson, N.H.) moved from third place on Bates' all-time performance list in the 60 hurdles into a tie for second with David Hardison '13, at 8.50 seconds.
  • Junior Sean Enos (Lynnfield, Mass.) was third among 73 men overall, and first among Division III competitors, in the shot put, at 56-0.5. Enos was second among 58 men in the weight throw, and first in Division III, at 61-2.75.
  • First-year Colin Kraft (Northborough, Mass.) moved to seventh place on Bates' all-time performance list in the 200 meters, at 22.75 seconds.
  • Senior John Wisener (Ridgewood, N.J.) matched his season high in the pole vault at 14-9.

Bates competes at the Tufts Invitational Feb. 15.