Godsey, Nugent highlight women’s track team’s day at Bates Invitational
LEWISTON, Maine — The Bates College women’s track and field team had numerous individual standout performances and saw a school record get matched Saturday at the Bates Invitational. With 122 points, the Bobcats were topped in the scoring count by Colby College (151) and MIT (130).
Senior Keelin Godsey won three events for the Bobcats, topping the field in the hammer throw by a 16.10-meter margin, at 61.88, the best mark in Division III this season. Godsey won the discus throw in 43.07 meters, 7.90 ahead of second place, and won the shot put in 13.39 meters, 2.22 ahead of second place.
Bates senior Kathleen Nugent (Buxton, Maine) provided another Bates highlight, tying Shannon Walker’s 12-year-old school record in the 100-meter hurdles, in 16.02 seconds, taking first place.
First-year Izzy Alexander (Harvard, Mass.) ran the fourth-best time in school history in the same event, with a second-place time of 16.28 seconds. Alexander also ran the 400 hurdles in 1:05.27, qualifying her to compete in the all-division Open New Englands later this season.
Senior Ashley Wentworth (North Andover, Mass.) came in first in the 800 meters at 2:17.60, the second-best time in school history.
Senior Danielle Touhey (Franklin, Mass.) won the 400 meters in 1:01.35, the fifth-best time in school history.
Junior Julie Shelkey (Conway, Mass.) pole-vaulted 10 feet and 6 inches, the second-best mark in Bates history.
Bates also won the 4×400 relay in 4:08.24, the third-best time in school history.
Sophomore Molly Balentine (Hampden, Maine) registered a personal-best 18:33.56 in the 5,000 meters, the ninth-best finish in school history.