Men's track a strong second in home meet vs. MIT, Colby, USM

Sean Enos had three top-two performances in Bates' home meet against MIT and Colby on April 12, 2014. (Tom Leonard '78)

LEWISTON, Maine -- Junior Sean Enos claimed two of four event wins for the Bates men's track and field team as they hosted MIT, Colby and Southern Maine, while finishing a relatively close second to perennial power MIT on Saturday.

MIT won the meet with 257.5 points, followed by the host Bobcats with 220, Colby with 122.5 and Southern Maine with 107.

Enos (Lynnfield, Mass.) waged a closely-fought battle with MIT's Ken Cooper in the hammer throw, shot put and discus, with Enos prevailing in two out of three events, all of which were decided by close margins. Cooper got the better of Enos in the hammer, 178-3 to 176-10, but Enos prevailed in the shot (52-4 to 51-9.75) and the discus (163-11).

Senior John Wisener (Ridgewood, N.J.) won the pole vault by a margin of one foot, at 14-7.25.

Senior Jarret McKallagat (Atkinson, N.H.) won the 110-meter hurdles by a 0.33-second margin, in 15.01 seconds. McKallagat also placed second in the 400 hurdles, in 57.70 seconds.

Enos wasn't the only thrower to score big points for Bates. Sophomore Nick Margitza (Waterville, Maine) took third place in both the shot put (45-2.5) and the discus (131-9), while sophomore Rudy Pandora (Lewiston, Maine) placed third in the hammer (144-9) and fifth in the shot put (44-3.25). 

Other high-scoring performances by the Bobcats included:

  • First-year Evan Ferguson-Hull (West Hartford, Conn.) and sophomore Gregg Heller (Walla Walla, Wash.) finished second and third, respectively, in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, at 9:55.78 and 9:57.13.
  • Senior Michael Martin (Slatersville, R.I.) and sophomore Allen Sumrall (Corrales, N.M.) placed third and fourth, respectively, in the 5,000 meters, at 15:04.93 and 15:33.68.
  • First-years Joseph Doyle (Glastonbury, Conn.) and Nathan Stephansky (Whitman, Mass.) placed third and fourth, respectively, in the 10,000 meters, at 33:31.87 and 33:41.26.
  • Juniors John Stansel (Newburyport, Mass.) and Mark McCauley (Cumberland, Maine) took third and fifth places, respectively, in the 800 meters, at 1:57.44 and 1:59.60.
  • First-year Patrick Griffin (Harvard, Mass.) placed fourth in the triple jump (41-2.25), tied for fourth in the high jump (5-6) and placed seventh in the 200 meters (22.30).
  • First-year Blake Downey (Berwick, Maine) placed third in the high jump at 5-8, while sophomore Detmer Kremer (Nij Beets, Netherlands) tied for fourth (5-6).
  • Junior Alfred Russo (Garden City, N.Y.) placed fourth in the 400 hurdles (1:01.27).
  • Sophomore Sean McKenna (York, Maine) placed fourth in the long jump (20-10.75) and fifth in the triple jump (41-2.25).

Bates competes next Saturday at noon, in the State of Maine Men's Championships at Colby.