Bates women come in fifth as Godsey sets NESCAC record in hammer
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Senior Keelin Godsey won three events as the Bates College finished in fifth place at the NESCAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships Saturday at Bowdoin, the team’s highest finish at NESCACs since 2002.
With 80.5 points, Bates was edged out for fourth place by Amherst (83), and placed ahead of sixth-place Bowdoin (62.5).
Godsey set a meet record in the hammer throw, at 202 feet and 9 inches, and also was the winner in the shot put (44-1.5) and the discus throw (142-1).
First-year Izzy Alexander (Harvard, Mass.) was Bates’ other event winner, taking first place in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:04.95.
Senior Kathleen Nugent (Buxton, Maine) earned fourth place in three events: the 100-meter hurdles (16.11 seconds), the high jump (4-11) and the long jump (16-10.5).
Junior Julie Shelkey (Conway, Mass.) and sophomore Laura Golitko (Hopkinton, Mass.) each earned All-NESCAC status by finishing in the top three in the pole vault. Shelkey was second at 10-0, and Golitko was third at 9-5.75.
Bates’ 4×400 relay team, composed of senior Danielle Touhey (Franklin, Mass.), Nugent, Alexander and senior Ashley Wentworth (North Andover, Mass.) broke a 17-year-old school record by 5.79 seconds, finishing in third in 4:00.50.
Wentworth also placed third in the 400, at 1:00.26.