Bobcats of the week of Sept 25, 2006
|Steve Monsulick ’07
Bates senior Steve Monsulick(Kents Hill, Maine) didn’t just win the Tufts Jumbo Cross Country Invitational Saturday in Grafton, Mass. He won the race by 16 seconds.And that’s not all. Because with about 400 meters left to cover in the 8-kilometer course, Monsulick was waging a neck-and-neck battle for the lead with Tufts senior Justin Chung.
Monsulick’s time of 26:11 was the third-fastest on the Tufts Farm Course in Bates history.
Monsulick, a team captain, bounced back nicely from last week at the Bates Invitational, where he cramped up and dropped back to ninth place.
“It was nice to see Steve back where he should be,” said Bates head coach Al Fereshetian.
|Kathryn Moore ’07
Finishing fourth may not sound parade-worthy, but the runners who were good enough to finish ahead of Bates seniorKathryn Moore(Pelham, N.H.) at the Tufts Jumbo Cross Country Invitational on Saturday are all among the elite distance runners in Division III.Tufts junior Catherine Beck, who won Saturday’s 6K race in 22:09, was national runner-up in the 1,500 meters in 2006. Amherst senior Shauneen Garrahan (second place, 22:13) was the national champion in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 2005. And Tufts junior Katy O’Brien (third place, 22:23) was a national qualifier last year in cross country, the indoor 800 and the outdoor 1,500.
Moore, a 2006 All-American in the steeplechase, finished the race in 22:41, the fastest time for a Bates woman at the Tufts Farm Course and the second-fastest 6K time in school history.