Alexander, Duncan deliver again at Open New Englands
BOSTON — Bates College senior Izzy Alexander (Harvard, Mass.) broke her own school record in the 800-meter run on Saturday, finishing sixth in the event at the all-divisions Open New England Indoor Championships at Boston University.
Alexander, who qualified for the finals on Friday, ran 2:13.82, slicing 0.05 seconds off of the Bates record she set in 2008.
Also on Saturday, junior Vantiel Elizabeth Duncan (Topsham, Maine) placed sixth out of 23 competitors in the shot put with a season-best mark of 43-07.75.
Also on Saturday, Bates’ 4×400 relay team of first-year Tina Tobin (Lowell, Mass.), sophomore Dana Lindauer (Needham, Mass.), senior Jen Marino (Methuen, Mass.) and Alexander finished in 4:01.01, the third fastest time in team history.
Bates’ 4×800 relay team of junior Katie Bash (Wallingford, Pa.), sophomore Chloe Bourne (Litchfield, Conn.), senior Allie Goldstein (Needham, Mass.) and sophomore Kerri Leonhardt (Milford, N.J.) finished with a season-best time of 9:53.12.
Marino also placed 13th in the triple jump at 35-03.25 on Saturday.
Bates ended the meet with 9 points to rank 21st out of 32 scoring teams at the meet, and seventh among Division III teams.
The Bates College women’s track and field team had several highlight performances Friday at the all-divisions Open New England Championships at Boston University, including two top-six placements.
Izzy Alexander ran a 2:14.78 time in the 800 meters, placing sixth out of 30 competitors in the preliminaries and qualifying her for Saturday’s finals.
Vantiel Elizabeth Duncan notched a top weight throw of 52-10.25, placing sixth out of 23 competitors.
Katie Bash rose into the top 10 all-time performance list at Bates in the 1,000 meters with her time of 3:04.40.
Other performances included sophomore Sara Ellen Godek (Gilford, N.H.) placing 16th in the weight throw, Dana Lindauer placing 26th in the 400, Jen Marino placing 19th in the long jump and Tina Tobin placing 22nd in the 55-meter hurdles.