Bates women place eighth at NESCAC Championships
Laura Golitko ’07
Izzy Alexander ’09
Kathryn Moore ’07
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — The Bates College women’s track and field team registered several outstanding performances Saturday at the NESCAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships, en route to an eighth-place finish out of 11 teams.
With 44 points, Bates came out ahead of Trinity (15), Wesleyan (11) and Connecticut College (9) and trailed Hamilton (58) and Colby (64.50).
Senior Laura Golitko (Hopkinton, Mass.) finished tied for second place in the pole vault at 10-02.75, earning All-NESCAC laurels for her top-three performance.
Relay teams were among the Bobcats’ strengths at the meet. Bates’ 4×800 relay team of senior Kathryn Moore (Pelham, N.H.), first-year Katie Bash (Wallingford, Pa.), junior Amy Rosania (Rye Beach, N.H.) and Jen Caban (Bedford, Mass.) came in third with a time of 9:30.62, earning All-NESCAC honors. And the 4×400 relay team of sophomore Tara Higgins (Jeffersonville, Vt.), senior Julie Shelkey (Conway, Mass.), sophomore Izzy Alexander (Harvard, Mass.) and first-year Lisa Hartung (Farmington, Maine) came in fifth at 4:09.44 and qualified to compete at the ECAC Division III Championships.
Alexander scored in three other events for the Bobcats, placing second in the 400-meter hurdles (1:04.74) for All-NESCAC honors, sixth in the long jump (16-09.75) and fourth in the 100 hurdles at 15.83, just .02 seconds off of the Bates record.
Other outstanding performances included:
- Moore was third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, at 10:59.05;
- Sophomore Jen Marino (Methuen, Mass.) was eighth in the triple jump (34-07.00);
- First-year Vantiel Elizabeth Duncan (Topsham, Maine) was sixth in the shot put at 37-03.75;
- Caban was ninth in the 800 meters (2:19.94).
“It was a good meet for us, in that a lot of people scored for us who hadn’t before at NESCACs,” said Bates head coach Jennifer “Jay” Hartshorn.