LEWISTON, Maine -- The indoor track and field season got under way for Bates on Saturday inside Merrill Gymnasium, with the Bates men hosting stiff competition in MIT and Colby and placing second in the team scoring.
MIT won the point count with 194, followed by Bates with 100 and Colby with 67.
Junior throwing standout and team captain Sean Enos (Lynnfield, Mass.) captured first place in both the shot put (53-11.25) and weight throw (61-10.5), beating out MIT's Ken Cooper in both events to lead the Bobcats.
Other event wins and top-three performances for Bates included:
- Senior Noah Graboys (Glencoe, Ill.) and junior John Stansel (Newburyport, Mass.) went 1-2 in the mile, with Graboys holding off his teammate down the final stretch 4:23.28 to 4:24.07.
- Senior captain John Wisener (Ridgewood, N.J.) won the pole vault at 14-1.25.
- Senior captain Jarret McKallagat (Atkinson, N.H.) placed second in the 60-meter hurdles, in 8.62 seconds.
- Senior captain Ben Levy (Belmont, Mass.) came in second in the 400 meters, at 51.87 seconds.
- Sophomore Rudy Pandora (Lewiston, Maine) placed third in the shot put (48-4.75) and weight throw (49-3.75)
- Junior Eric Wainman (Glastonbury, Conn.) placed second in the high jump (6-0) and third in the long jump (21-0).
Bates stays at home next weekend, hosting the Bates Pentathlon on Friday and the Bates Invitational on Saturday at 12pm. Expected to participate are the University of Maine, Southern Maine, Colby, St. Joseph's (Me.), Husson and New England College.