Mainers pace Bates and Middlebury to strong NESCAC finishes.

A pair of Mainer's led the Bates Women to a second place finish the Women's NESCAC Championships held at Bowdoin College in Brunswick on Saturday April 29th.

Bates Senior Allison Hill (Brunswick High School, 2013) took individual championships in the 100M hurdles (14.38 final, 14.36 preliminary), and the 200M (24.82). Hill also ran the second leg of Bates winning 4 x 100 meter relay team.

Bobcat senior Jessica Wilson (Greely, 2013) escaped a tight pack in the first half of the 1500 to take second (4:35) just behind William's Anna Harleen. Wilson also collected points for Bates in the 5000 finishing third (17:40).

Williams College won its fourth consecutive women's championship; finishing second, the Bobcats improved on 2016's fourth place finish.

On the men's side a second Brunswick graduate, Alex Nichols, led the Middlebury Panthers to a fourth place finish. Nichols won his third 400M championship in four seasons with a near photo finish win (48.43) over Williams' Tobias Muellers (48.46). Nichols had a hand in a second panther win as part of their first place (3:17:45) 4 x 400 team. Nichols rounded out his Middlebury career with a fourth place finish in the 200M (22.06).

Nichols is a former Maine State Champion in both events, winning the outdoor 400 championship and the indoor 200 as a senior in 2013.

Williams College also won the 2017 men's championship defending its 2016 crown.

Other Mainers featured in the photo gallery include Yarmouth's Caitlin Teare competing for Connecticut College in the 3000M steeplechase and Henry Hintermeister, of Noble, running to a seventh place finish for Tufts in the men's 400M hurdles.