Women’s track and field ties for 6th at ECACs
|Vantiel Elizabeth Duncan ’10 finished first in the shot put and third in the hammer. (Photos by Tom Leonard ’78)|
|Izzy Alexander ’09 won the ECAC title in the 400-meter hurdles.|
Bates scored 31 points at the meet, tying with St. Lawrence and Gettysburg for sixth place out of 53 scoring teams.
A day after placing third in the hammer throw, Duncan launched the shot put 45-02.25, defeating runner-up Alyssa Pirinelli of St. Lawrence by 14.25 inches.
Alexander qualified provisionally for the NCAA Championships with her first-place time of 1:02.87, just .41 seconds shy of her personal best and .95 seconds ahead of runner-up Alexandra Nkrumah of York College.
Also scoring and earning All-ECAC honors for Bates were junior Jen Marino (Methuen, Mass.) in the triple jump (36-04.00, 7th place) and the 4×400 relay team of Alexander, Marino, first-year Dana Lindauer (Needham, Mass.) and senior Amy Rosania (Rye Beach, N.H.), who finished eighth in 4:05.10.
Duncan placed third in the hammer throw with a personal record throw of 165-07, improving her standing as a provisional qualifier for the NCAA Outdoor Championships. (Duncan has already met automatic qualification for NCAAs in the shot put.)
Senior Cassandra Kirkland (Greene, Maine) also notched a PR in the hammer, finishing ninth with a top throw of 148-07.
Also earning All-ECAC honors (top eight), senior Aviva Goldstein (Manchester, N.H.) placed seventh in the 10,000-meter run, with a personal-best time of 39:09.79.
Also, sophomore Esther Kendall (Ridgeway, Ontario) placed 10th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, in a time of 12:00.33.