No. 27 men's track places outscores Maine, USM at UNH Wildcat Invitational

Bates senior Ben Tonelli won the 3,000-meter steeplechase as Bates finished second out of four teams at the UNH Wildcat Invitational on April 14, 2018. (File photo by Tom Leonard '78)

DURHAM, N.H. -- The No. 27 nationally ranked Bates men's outdoor track and field team outscored both the University of Maine and Southern Maine in finishing second out of four teams Saturday at the UNH Wildcat Invitational.

Bates won five events en route to 165.5 points, second only to Division I New Hampshire (184). Division I Maine (158.5) was third, followed by Southern Maine (121).

Bates also had sophomore Brendan Donahue (Wolfeboro Falls, N.H.) competing in the decathlon at Connecticut College's Silfen Invitational on Friday and Saturday (Results). Donahue scored a career-high 5,480 points, finishing second among five decathletes. He notched personal-best marks in the long jump (20-0), the 100-meter dash (11.81), 400-meter dash (56.44), and 1,500 meters (5:22.38). 

Top performances by the Bobcats at UNH included:

  • Senior captain Adedire Fakorede (Newark, N.J.) took first place out of 17 men in the discus throw (158-5) by a margin of five feet beyond runner-up Adam Lufkin of Maine. The current NESCAC and ECAC Division III North Men's Field Performer of the Week also finished second in the shot put (50-10.25) and sixth in the hammer throw (165-8).
  • Senior Kawai Marin (Reading, Mass.) placed second in the 110-meter hurdles, with a time of 15.70 seconds. Marin also took fifth place in the 400-meter hurdles (59.33).
  • Senior Ben Tonelli (Seattle, Wash.) took first place among six athletes in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing in 9:52.41. Sophomore Sam Glenn (Boston, Mass.) placed second in 10:27.52.
  • Junior Tyler Harrington (Haverhill, Mass.) won the javelin throw with a top distance of 165-6.
  • Sophomore Beaufils Kimpolo-Pene (Bronx, N.Y.) took first place in the high jump among five competitors, clearing the bar at 6-4.75. Kimpolo-Pene also placed third in the 110-meter hurdles in 15.78 seconds.
  • Senior David Dick (Ipswich, Mass.) placed second out of nine men in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 14-5.25.
  • Senior Stephen Rowe (Gambier, Ohio) took third place in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:49.55. Senior Matt Morris (Bethesda, Md.) finished fifth in 8:55.37.
  • First-year Elijah Coyne (Newtown, Pa.) finished third in the 400-meter hurdles, with a time of 57.85 seconds.
  • First-year Zack Smith (Waterville, Maine) took third place in the javelin (159-5).
  • Senior Garrett Anderson (Raleigh, N.C.) also pole vaulted 14-5.25, finishing fourth.
  • Senior Caleb Stotz (Pittsburgh, Pa.) finished fourth in the triple jump, matching his career best mark at 41-4.25.
  • First-year John Rex (Andover, Mass.) placed fifth in the hammer throw at 165-8. Rex was also eighth in the discus (130-9).
  • Senior Jack Kiely (Severna Park, Md.) placed sixth in the 800 meters (1:57.25)
  • Junior Ryan Corley (Oakland, Maine) placed seventh in the 100-meter dash (11.49).
  • Junior Frank Fusco (Cheshire, Conn.) placed sixth in the 400-meter dash (52.76) and seventh in the 200-meter dash (23.69).
  • Junior Henry Colt (Whatley, Mass.) placed seventh in the 1,500 meters (4:05.15).
  • Senior Tom Endean (McLean, Va.) placed seventh in the discus throw (136-6).
  • Junior Dan Marino (Marblehead, Mass.) took eighth place in the shot put (41-8.5).
  • Junior Zack Campbell (Brooklyn, N.Y.) placed eighth in the hammer throw (160-2)
  • Junior Mark Fusco (Cheshire, Conn.), junior Michael Somma (Colts Neck, N.J.), Kiely and senior Rob Flynn (Bedford, N.H.) took second place in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:24.77.

Bates will host the Maine State Men's Outdoor Track & Field Championship for the second year in a row on Saturday, April 21, starting at 1:15pm at Russell Street Track. It will be the 119th edition of the venerable meet.