Desmond, Lester lead men's cross country

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: September 8, 2012

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Colby College captain Ben Desmond (Ann Arbor, Mich.) broke into the top five for the Mules in placing fifth with a 15:54.04 in the Class Relay Meet on Saturday against Bates College.
 
Bates College men's cross country took both races and the Bobcats had both winners as James LePage (Cumberland, Maine) won the junior/senior race and John Stansel (Newburyport, Mass.) was a winner in the first-year/sophomore event against Colby College in the Class Relay Meet on Saturday.
 
Bates took a 39-16 victory (high score wins) in the junior/senior race, while the Bobcats pulled out a 28-27 win in the first-year/sophomore event.
 
LePage had a time of 15:46.97 to edge out teammate Noah Graboys (Glencoe, Ill.), who had a 15:50.1. Andrew Wortham (Newton, Mass.) took third in 15:50.41 for Bates and Michael Martin (Slatersville, R.I.) had a 15:50.81 for fourth. Desmond broke up he run of placings for Bates by taking fifth.
 
In the first-year/sophomore race, Stansel clocked the best time of the day with a 15:37.54. Colby's Ben Lester (Medfield, Mass.) placed second in 15:48.55, while Bates received a third from Camden Black Ingersoll (Concord, N.H.) in 15:58.05. Jeff Hale (Waterville, Maine) of Colby was fourth with a 16:03.42 and teammate Charlie Coffman (Cohasset, Mass.) took fifth in 16:06.84.
 
Team scores
Men's Junior-Senior: Bates 39, Colby 16
Men's First Year-Sophomore: Bates 28, Colby 27
Men's Combined: Bates 67, Colby 43
 
Individual results
Men's Junior-Senior: 1. James LePage, Bates, 15:46.97; 2. Noah Graboys, Bates, 15:50.1; 3. Andrew Wortham, Bates, 15:50.41; 4. Michael Martin, Bates, 15:50.81; 5. Brian Desmond, Colby, 15:54.04; 6. Tully R. Hannan, Bates, 15:58.67; 7. Phi Nguyen, Bates, 16:00.27; 8. Kenneth Whitney, Bates, 16:03.31; 9. Chris Greenlee, Colby, 16:22.12; 10. Dylan Nisky, Colby, 16:29.26; 11. Paco DeFrancis, Colby, 16:32.29; 12. Eric Kimball, Bates, 16:45.06; 13. John Williams, Colby, 17:03.20; 14. Luke Doherty Munro, Colby, 17:21.55; 15. Kevin Clarke, Colby, 17:37.55; 16. Nick Papanastassiou, Colby, 17:39.46; 17. Tom Letourneau, Colby, 17:52.51; 18. James Epstein, Bates, 18:12.95; 19. Logan Greenblatt, Bates, 18:16.48; 20. J. Graham Pearsall, Bates, 19:37.79
 
Men's First Year-Sophomore: 1. John Stansel, Bates, 15:37.54; 2. Ben Lester, Colby, 15:48.55; 3. Camden Black-Ingersoll, Bates, 15:58.05; 4. Jeff Hale, Colby, 16:03.42; 5. Charlie Coffman, Colby, 16:06.84; 6. Christian Sampson, 16:08.84; 7. Chase Brown, Colby, 16:19.25; 8. Thomas D'Amato, Bates, 16:20.16; 9. Stephen Sipprelle, Bates, 16:23.30; 10. Michael Creedon, 16:33.01; 11. Bryant Perkins, Bates, 16:36.47; 12. Sam Reilly, Bates, 16:38.29; 13. Guilo Del Piccolo, Colby, 16:45.32; 14. Stefan Sandreuter, Colby, 16:48.58; 15. Andrew Estrada, Colby, 16:55.99; 16. Will McCarthy, Colby, 16:56.35; 17. Chris Shaw, Bates, 16:58.05; 18. Chris Millman, Colby, 17:02.27; 19. Zach Polich, Bates, 17:09.68; 20. Taylor Saucier, Bates, 17:20.04; 21. Mark McCauley, Bates, 17:20.54; 22. Nolan Dumont, Colby, 17:21.56; 23. David White, Colby, 17:26.02; 24. Jake Nemeroff, Bates, 17:28.78; 25. Seth Gilbane, Colby, 17:34.33; 26. Nick D'Agostino, Colby, 17:46.35; 27. Adam Maurey, Bates, 17:46.90; 28 Fabio Castiblanco, Colby, 17:56.30; 29. Porter Harrest, Bates, 17:57.10; 30. Will Hayes, Colby, 18:17.70; 31. Sean Madigan, Colby, 18:57.78; 32. Dan Hyszczak, Colby, 19:17.12; 33. Henson Orser, 19:36.22; 34. Alex Titrell, Bates, 20:06.7
 
 


 
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