Godsey sets meet, facility records to lead Bates women at NED3′s
|Keelin Godsey ’06 set a facility and meet record in the 20-pound weight throw.|
MEDFORD, Mass. — Senior Keelin Godsey set a meet and facility record in the 20-pound weight throw as the Bates College women’s track and field team placed seventh out of 22 teams at the New England Division III indoor championships at Tufts University.
The Bobcats scored 44.5 points at the meet, just behind Brandeis (48) and Keene State (47), and ahead of Springfield (44), Wesleyan (39), Colby (38.33), Southern Maine (33) and 10 other schools.
Godsey threw the weight 65 feet and 9.5 inches, just two inches shy of his personal best. Godsey also captured first place in the shot put, at 45 feet, 9 inches.
Classmate Kathleen Nugent took first place in the pentathlon. Her 3,079 points were the third best ever for a Bates athlete. First-year Isabel Alexander finished eighth in the event.
Other highlights for Bates included:
- Junior Kathryn Moore running the second-fastest 3,000 meters in school history at 10:12.31, good for fifth place overall.
- Sophomore Molly Balentine bettering her previous personal best in the 3,000 by 20 seconds, placing 11th in 10:39.72.
- First-year Jen Marino, seeded 15th in the triple jump, finishing sixth in 34-1.25.
- Sophomore Laura Golitko placing fourth in the pole vault (10-0.75).
“All in all, it was a very good meet for us,” said head coach Jay Hartshorn. “We did a lot of scrapping for points.”
Next up for some of the women’s team is the open-division New England championships, held next weekend at Boston University.