Godsey a national runner-up for the second straight day, in shot put
|Keelin Godsey ’06 is now a 13-time All-American in track and field.|
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NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Bates College senior Keelin Godsey placed second in the shot put Saturday at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, Godsey’s second national runner-up finish in as many days.
Godsey’s shot put of 46 feet, 10 1/4 inches, or 14.28 meters, broke his personal best mark by 28 centimeters.
For the second straight day, Godsey finished second to Wisconsin-Oshkosh senior Robyn Jaroci, who shattered the meet record previously held by Bates alum Liz Wanless ’04 with a shot put of 55 feet, 11 1/4 inches. Wanless’s old record was 53 feet, 2 3/4 inches.
For his performance, Godsey won NCAA All-America honors for the 13th time in his career.
On Friday, Competing in the women’s 20-pound weight throw, Godsey finished second to Jaroci, who broke her own meet record by 20 inches with a throw of 68 feet, 10 inches. But Godsey’s throw of 64 feet, 6 inches was over seven feet better than the third-place competitor, Wisconsin-Oshkosh’s Danielle Rankin.
Godsey’s performances come on the heels of being named New England Division III Indoor Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
In the upcoming outdoor season, Godsey will aim to raise his number of All-America honors to as high as 16 in the shot put, discus and his best event, the hammer throw.