Bates women’s track and field 2nd out of 16 teams at Tufts Invitational
MEDFORD, Mass. — Behind a series of standout performances, the Bates College women’s track and field team placed second out of 16 teams at the Tufts Invitational Saturday at the Gantcher Famly Sports & Convocation Center.
The Bobcats scored 95 points, behind Tufts (163) and ahead of Amherst (86), Colby, Keene State, SUNY Plattsburgh, Trinity, Wesleyan, Rhode Island College, Worcester State, Fitchburg State, Salem State, Mount Holyoke, Assumption, Regis and Hartwick.
Outstanding performers for Bates included:
- Senior Keelin Godsey (Parker, Colo.), who won the weight throw (58-5.25) by over 13 feet and the shot put (44-8.25) by nearly seven feet, adding a provisional NCAA Championships qualification in the shot put to his automatic qualification in the weight.
- Sophomore Laura Golitko (Hopkinton, Mass.), who won the pole vault at 10-6.
- Senior Kathleen Nugent (Buxton, Maine), who was third in both the 55 hurdles (9.30) and the long jump (16-2.25), earning six points for the Bobcats in both events.
- First-year Izzy Alexander (Harvard, Mass.), who ran the fourth-fastest 500 meters in Bates history at 1:22.14, a time that qualifies her for the Open New Englands and therefore the New England Division III and ECAC championship meets. Alexander was also fifth in the 55 hurdles (9.68).
- Junior Kathryn Moore (Pelham, N.H.), who ran the eighth-fastest 3,000 meters in Bates history (10:28.70), finishing fourth overall and qualifying her for Open New Englands.
- Senior Danielle Touhey (Franklin, Mass.), who was sixth in the 400 at 1:03.55, qualifying for New Englands.
- Sophomore Aviva Goldstein (Manchester, N.H.), who was sixth in the 5,000 (19:06.45), qualifying for New Englands.
- Junior Julie Shelkey (Conway, Mass.), who was fourth in the pole vault (9-6.25), the third best in Bates history and a qualifier for New Englands.
- First-year Jen Marino (Methuen, Mass.), who qualified for New Englands in the triple jump with a third-place 33-3.
The Bates women compete at the USM Invitational next Saturday.