MEDFORD, Mass. -- Senior captain Jarret McKallagat set a Bates record in the 60-meter hurdles and junior captain Sean Enos was first in both the shot put and weight throw, among many standout performances at the Tufts Cupid Challenge for the Bobcats men's indoor track and field team on Saturday.
McKallagat (Atkinson, N.H.) finished in 8.44 seconds in his preliminary heat, the fourth-fastest prelim time among 33 competitors, to make the finals. There he finished fourth in 8.54. The 8.44 slices 0.02 seconds off of the team record of 8.46 set by Anthony Haeuser in 2012. The event is in its fourth year replacing the 55-meter hurdles at most meets. McKallagat's previous personal-best time was 8.47, and he now ranks 34th in Division III in the event.
Fellow senior captain John Wisener (Ridgewood, N.J.) also notched a personal best in the pole vault, clearing 15 feet and 3 inches to pass Paul Slovenski and move into third place on Bates' all-time performance list. Wisener's previous best height was 14-11. Wisener now ranks 17th in Division III in the event.
Enos (Lynnfield, Mass.) was first among 42 competitors in the shot put with a top effort of 56-6.5. Sophomore Rudy Pandora (Lewiston, Maine) was third with a personal record of 51-4.5, and sophomore Nick Margitza (Waterville, Maine) also PR'd, placing fourth at 49-9.25. Enos remains first in Division III rankings in the event, while Pandora rockets up to 24th and Margitza stands 46th. Pandora also moved into ninth place on Bates' all-time list in the event.
Enos was also first in the weight throw, topping out at 61-5.75. Pandora was sixth at 49-10 and Margitza was 15th at 44-4.25.
Senior Ben Levy (Belmont, Mass.) was third-fastest among 39 individuals in the 400 meters, at 51.05 seconds.
Bates' quartet of junior John Stansel (Newburyport, Mass.), Levy, junior Mark McCauley (Cumberland, Maine) and senior Noah Graboys (Glencoe, Ill.) placed fourth out of 12 teams in a solid time of 10:02.13, not enough to supplant the squad's top time this season.
Bates competes at the New England Division III Indoor Championships next weekend, Feb. 21-22, at Springfield College.
May 20, 2014 Enos named New England Field Athlete of the Year
May 18, 2014 Men's track sending 4 athletes to NCAAs for 6 events
May 16, 2014 Ten Bobcats named NESCAC Spring All-Sportsmanship
May 10, 2014 Men's track finishes action at Open New Englands
May 9, 2014 Enos leads men's track at Open New Englands
April 29, 2014 Men’s track earns eight All-NESCAC honors
April 26, 2014 Enos, McKallagat lead men's track to third place at NESCACs
April 19, 2014 Men's track captures 12th state outdoor title in 13 years
April 14, 2014 Enos named NESCAC, ECAC Field Performer of the Week
April 12, 2014 Men's track a strong second in home meet vs. MIT, Colby, USM
April 7, 2014 Wisener named NESCAC, ECAC Performer of the Week
April 5, 2014 Wisener breaks Bates' pole vault record at UNH meet
March 15, 2014 Enos is national runner-up in shot put as NCAA's conclude
March 7, 2014 Enos wins shot put crown on Day 1 of ECACs
February 28, 2014 Enos wins weight throw title at Open New Englands
February 22, 2014 Men's track places third at New England Div. III Championships
February 15, 2014 Throwers, McKallagat, Wisener head men's track at Tufts
February 8, 2014 McCauley breaks men's track's 1,000-meter record at BU
February 7, 2014 Men's track breaks distance medley relay record at BU
February 5, 2014 Margitza profiled in hometown Morning Sentinel
February 1, 2014 Men's track and field wins Maine state title
January 25, 2014 Men's track runners chalk up lifetime bests at BU
January 21, 2014 Enos earns USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week honors
January 18, 2014 Men's track tops all visitors but Maine in Bates Invitational
January 11, 2014 Men's indoor track wins four events vs. MIT, Colby
January 9, 2014 Men’s and women’s indoor track season starts Saturday