DELAWARE, Ohio -- Senior Jarret McKallagat's impressive career came to a close in the trial heats of the 110-meter hurdles Friday, as the Bates men's track and field team did not add to its team points total in three events.
McKallagat (Atkinson, N.H.) ran a strong time of 14.84 seconds in the second of three heats, the 16th-fastest time in the field of 22 athletes. The team captain was seeded 17th in the event, based on his team-record time of 14.68 seconds that won him the NESCAC title earlier this season.
In a span of about 30 minutes earlier in the afternoon, Bates' hopes for points in either the shot put or decathlon were unfortunately dashed. Junior Sean Enos (Lynnfield, Mass.), a day after placing fourth in the hammer throw, fouled on all three of his attempts in the shot put trials, eliminating him from the competition. Enos will compete in the discus throw on Saturday at noon, an event the four-time All-American finished fourth in a year ago.
Junior Eric Wainman (Glastonbury, Conn.) was off to a promising start to the second and final day of the decathlon, but he fouled on all three attempts in the discus throw, the day's second event, effectively removing him from contention to place among the top eight.
Wainman displayed the grit of the Bobcat, however, hanging in for excellent performances in the final three events of the day. He cleared 4.00 meters, or 13 feet, 1.5 inches, just 0.04 off of his season-best height in the event. In the last event, the always grueling 1,500 meters, Wainman notched a personal record time of 4:28.29, finishing second in the field by a lean over Wisconsin-Stout senior Zach Anderson.
In the end, Wainman placed 19th out of 20 decathletes with 6,005 points.
Wainman led off the day with a personal-record time in the 110-meter high hurdles, placing fifth in the field of 20 decathletes with a time of 15.22 seconds.
Wainman's previous career-best 110 hurdles time, 15.30, from the New England Division III Championships, put him in eighth place on Bates' all-time performance list in the event. Friday's 15.22 moves him ahead of Kevin Jackson '01 into No. 7, right behind David Hardison '13, who placed fifth in the NCAA decathlon one year ago.
In the team scoring, with one day remaining at the meet, Bates is tied with Washington University-St. Louis, UMass-Boston and Buffalo State for 22nd place among the 41 teams that have scored points for top-eight event performances, with five points.
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