Men's track wins six events at Bowdoin Invitational

John Rex won both the weight throw and shot put at the Bowdoin Invitational on Feb. 16, 2019. (File photo by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- The Bates men's track and field team won six events and recorded several other impressive performances Saturday at the Bowdoin Invitational, a non-scoring meet with Bowdoin, Colby, Wheaton (Mass.), Colby-Sawyer, Regis (Mass.), St. Joseph's, UMaine-Farmington and Unity.

Top-three event performances by the Bobcats included:

  • Sophomore John Rex (Andover, Mass.) won the shot put (48-1.25) among 31 competitors and the weight throw (57-10.5) among 23 competitors.
  • Senior Mark Fusco (Cheshire, Conn.) won the 600 meters (1:22.70) among 15 runners.
  • First-year Nicholas Stathos (Wellesley, Mass.) placed first in the 1,000 meters (2:37.70).
  • Junior Beaufils Kimpolo-Pene (Bronx, N.Y.) won the high jump (6-2.75).
  • Junior Brendan Donahue (Wolfeboro Falls, N.H.) placed second with a personal record in the high jump (6-0.75).
  • Winning the distance medley relay in 10:38.71 were sophomore Ryan Nealis (London, U.K.), Mark Fusco, first-year Jackson Elkins (South Deerfield, Mass.) and junior James Jones (Colorado Springs, Colo.).
  • Senior Ryan Corley (Oakland, Calif.) placed second in the 200-meter dash (23.07).
  • Senior Zack Campbell (Brooklyn, N.Y.) took second place in the weight throw (51-8.5).
  • Sophomore Ryan Giunta (Andover, Mass.) placed third in the 60-meter dash (7.21).
  • Senior Frank Fusco (Cheshire, Conn.) placed third in the 400 meters (52.08).
  • First-year Matthew Clayton (Wayland, Mass.) placed third in the 1,000 meters (2:45.99).
  • Sophomore Zach Smith (Waterville, Maine) placed third in the weight throw (48-3.5).
  • First-year Liam Evans (Sauquoit, N.Y.) scored 3,951 points in the heptathlon while his brother Garrett Evans scored 3,442. Liam Evans now ranks fifth on the program's all-time performance list in the event.

Bates competes in the New England Division III Indoor Championships, Friday and Saturday at MIT.