Women’s track tunes up for NESCACs at Aloha Relays
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Izzy Alexander’s winning efforts in the heptathlon and the 100-meter hurdles highlighted the Bates women’s track and field team’s day Saturday at Bowdoin’s Aloha Relays.
Bates finished fourth out of five teams with 107 points.
Alexander (Harvard, Mass.) scored 3,767 points in the heptathlon in a dominating performance, winning by 398 points over runner-up Courtney Parent of the University of Southern Maine. She qualified for the ECAC Championships with her score. Alexander’s long jump of 15-11 put her at No. 6 on Bates’ all-time performance list. Alexander ran the 100 hurdles in 16.15 seconds, putting her at No. 4 on Bates’ all-time list.
Also winning an event for Bates was senior Julie Shelkey (Conway, Mass.) in the pole vault, with a high of 10 feet, 3 inches. Shelkey scored a personal record of 10-9 in a qualifying meet at Bowdoin on Thursday.
Other impressive performance for the Bobcats included:
- Junior Amy Rosania (Rye Beach, N.H.) took second place in the 800 meters with a New England Division III Championships-qualifying time of 2:22.39, putting her at No. 8 on Bates’ all-time performance list. First-year Katie Bash (Wallingford, Pa.) finished fourth in 2:22.98, also qualifying for New Englands.
- Sophomore Jen Marino (Methuen, Mass.) placed second in the triple jump at 34-11.25.
- First-year Vantiel Elizabeth Duncan (Topsham, Maine) came in fourth in the shot put (36-9), fifth in the hammer throw (128-05) and qualified for the NESCAC Championships in the discus (103-00).
Bates competes at the NESCAC Championships next Saturday at Middlebury.