Moore places sixth in steeplechase at NCAAs
|Noah Gauthier ’08 captured All-America honors two days after being named the New England Field Athlete of the Year. (Tom Leonard photo)|
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Bates College senior Kathryn Moore finished in sixth place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Friday night at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, earning All-America status for the fourth time in the past four athletic seasons.
Moore (Pelham, N.H.) passed two competitors over the final 200 meters and finished in a time of 10:42.45, nipping Elise Tropiano of Amherst College by 0.11 seconds.
Moore finished eighth in the same event a year ago in a time of 10:49.46, which at the time became the Bates record. Moore shattered that mark earlier this season at Open New Englands in a time of 10:33.20. She followed last year’s All-America performance, the first of her career, with All-America awards in the 2006 cross country season, then in the distance medley relay at the 2007 indoor nationals.
Bates sophomore Izzy Alexander (Harvard, Mass.) will run in the finals of the 400-meter hurdles on Saturday at 3:25 p.m. Alexander qualified for the finals in the Thursday prelims when she finished ninth overall, vaulting eight spots above her 17th seeding. Her time of 1:02.51 broke her own Bates record in the event for the third time this season by 0.63 seconds. Last Friday at the ECAC Division III Championships, Alexander shaved 0.80 seconds off of her previously set Bates mark.