FARMINGTON, Maine – Bates College took home the title of top men's team at the Maine Collegiate Championship on Saturday, held at Mt. Blue High School.
The Bobcats finished a team score of 26, followed by Bowdoin with 38 points, Colby with 64, Southern Maine with 118, and the University of New England with 143 to round out the top five.
Bates also had the top individual runner from John Stansel, crossed the line first with a 26:22. Bowdoin's Avery Wentworth finished second with a 26:22. Bates' Zach Magin followed Wentworth by four seconds, Bowdoin's Bridger Tomilin and Matt Jacobson raced their way to a fourth and fifth place finish.
For UMF, the Beavers finished seventh overall and the top competing NAC team. Robert Hollie led the Beavers for the second straight week with a28:31, good enough for a 43rd place out of 147 racers. Austin Gatcomb was the second best runner for UMF, coming in 51st, and crossing the line with a time of 29:02.Josh Wynne trailed in 61st and a total time of 29:34.
UMaine-Farmington hits the trails on October 24th at the Thomas College Invitational.