Bobcat of the week: Izzy Alexander '09

Bates senior Izzy Alexander (Harvard, Mass.) broke the New England Division III Women’s Track and Field Championship meet record in the 400-meter hurdles on Saturday at Springfield College, winning the event in 1:01.78 and slicing 0.18 seconds off of the previous set by Springfield’s Beth Bowler in 1998. Alexander’s time also lowered her own Bates outdoor record in the event by 0.13 seconds. She was 1.82 seconds ahead of runner-up Alice Wisener of Middlebury.

Alexander’s effort highlighted the Bobcats day at the meet, in which the team finished ninth for the third year in a row. The Bobcats scored 40.5 points, well ahead of 10th-place Brandeis (25) among 26 point-scoring teams.

Also at the meet, Alexander teamed up with senior Jen Marino (Methuen, Mass.), sophomore Dana Lindauer (Needham, Mass.) and senior Tara Higgins (Jeffersonville, Vt.) and Alexander placed seventh in a time of 4:07.29.

Next up for the Bobcats is the all-divisions Open New England Championships at UMass-Amherst this weekend.

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