Wanless wins NCAA shot put title with Olympic Trial mark; eight student-athletes compete at NCAA Championships


After claiming second place in each of the last two NCAA Track & Field Championships, Bates College senior Liz Wanless finally won the elusive national shot put championship, and she did it in style, beating the field by more than five feet and hitting the Olympic Trial “B” qualifying distance.

For the latest updates on Bates student-athletes at the NCAA Championships, visit the Athletics homepage at http://www.bates.edu/sports.xml.

Bobcats at NCAA Championships

Date Sport Event Bates Participants
3/10 Men’s Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom Sean McKenna
3/11 Men’s Nordic Skiing 10K Freestyle Chris Leonards
3/11 Women’s Swimming and Diving 200 IM Vanessa Williamson
3/11 Women’s Swimming and Diving 1-meter diving Kara Seaton
3/12 Men’s Alpine Skiing Slalom Sean McKenna
3/12 Men’s Indoor Track & Field 35-lb. weight throw Scott Cooper
3/12 Women’s Indoor Track & Field 20-lb. weight throw Kelly Godsey, Liz Wanles
3/12 Women’s Swimming and Diving 200 fly Vanessa Williamson
3/13 Men’s Nordic Skiing 20K Classic Chris Leonards
3/13 Men’s Indoor Track & Field Shot Put Dustin Gauthier
3/13 Women’s Indoor Track & Field Shot Put Kelly Godsey, Liz Wanless
3/13 Women’s Swimming and Diving 100 fly Vanessa Williamson
3/13 Women’s Swimming and Diving 3-meter diving Kara Seaton

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