Bates women’s track and field finishes sixth at Open New Englands
Keelin Godsey ’06 won first place in New England at any division in the shot put and hammer throw.
Complete meet results here.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Bates College’s women’s track and field team placed sixth out of 36 scoring teams at the 2006 all-division Open New England Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which concluded Saturday at MIT.
The Bobcats scored 33.75 points, ahead of the University of Rhode Island (31) and UMaine-Orono (26), and behind the University of New Hampshire (39) for fifth place.
Highlighting Saturday’s action for Bates was senior Kathleen Nugent (Buxton, Maine), who finished out the heptathlon in second place with 4,128 points, one point shy of the school record she set one week ago, to score eight points for Bates. And senior Keelin Godsey placed fourth in the discus throw at 128 feet and 4 inches, a day after winning the hammer throw and shot put.
Godsey threw the hammer 198 feet and 7 inches, lower than normal for the 13-time All-American but still 27 feet beyond his nearest competitor, Louise Duffus of Bowdoin. Godsey put the shot 46 feet, 5.5 inches to beat Enjoli Edwards of UMass-Lowell by 2.75 inches.
Also scoring for the Bobcats on Friday was junior Julie Shelkey (Conway, Mass.) in the pole vault, who finished tied for seventh place at 10 feet, 6 inches. Sophomore teammate Laura Golitko (Hopkinton, Mass.) was right behind in 11th place, also at 10-6.
Junior Kathryn Moore (Pelham, N.H.) missed out on scoring points in the 5,000-meter run, placing 10th overall, but her time of 17:33.49 broke the school record of 17:33.9 in the event held since 1983 by Nancy Bell.
Bates senior Danielle Touhey (Franklin, Mass.) qualified to compete in next weekend’s ECAC Championships with a 1:00.67 time in the 400-meter dash, good for 15th place overall.