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Bailin wins 400 hurdles at Emory Classic, nearly breaks record

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Sage Bailin started the outdoor track and field season by winning the 400-meter hurdles and nearly breaking a school record for Colby College at the Emory Classic on Friday and Saturday.

Bailin had a time of 54.11 to earn 10 points. The school record in the outdoor 400 hurdles is 54.09 set by Tyrone Bouchard in 1998. Bailin also took fourth place in the 110 hurdles in 16.32 (15.95 prelim). 
James Gibson placed fourth for Colby in the high jump with a leap of 6-4.75. Benard Kibet had another fourth-place finish in the unseeded 1,500 meters (4:12.82). Marcques Houston was fourth in the 200 dash (22.38).
Ben Smith, Bailin, James O'Donnell, and Marcques Houston took third place in the 1,600 relay with a time of 3:22.66. The 400 relay was sixth in 43.05 behind Nick Boutin, Smith, O'Donnell, and Gibson. The 3,200 relay team placed seventh in 8:16.21 with Liam McDonough, Robert Dettman, Gabe Kline, and Kibet.
O'Donnell was sixth in the 400 hurdles (56.77), while Kline took eighth (4:15.09).in the 1,500 meters in the unseeded race. 
Colby finished tied for seventh place out of 24 teams with 43 points.