Bates women finish third out of nine teams at state championships
WATERVILLE, Maine — Bates College’s women’s cross country team placed third out of nine teams at the State of Maine Championships on Saturday at Colby College.
Bates sophomore Aviva Goldstein (Manchester, N.H.) won all-state honors by finishing fifth overall, covering the sloppy 5-kilometer course in 19:58. Goldstein became the third Bates woman to lead the team over the past three meets, along with junior Kathryn Moore (Pelham, N.H.) last week at the Open New Englands and first-year Hannah Giasson (Auburn, Maine) at the Tufts Invitational on Sept. 24.
Colby College, ranked No. 6 nationally, won the team competition, followed by Bowdoin, Bates and the University of Southern Maine, respectively.
Bates senior Kim Whipkey (Portland, Maine) was second for Bates in 20:49, good for 16th overall. Following Whipkey were junior Rachel Judson (Denver, Colo.; 18th, 20:56), Moore (19th, 20:58) and first-year Krista Stafstrom (Dekalb, Ill.; 22nd, 21:08).
“The course was incredibly difficult, but we ran really well, especially Aviva,” said first-year head coach Jay Hartshorn, a Colby alumna. “Krista had a really great race.”
Bates will compete at the NESCAC Championships Oct. 29 at Wesleyan University.
Find complete results here.