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Bobcats of the week of March 14, 2005

Men's Track '
Six members of the Bates College men’s track and field team received All-America honors at the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships held this weekend at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill.Joel Anderson ’06 (New Brighton, Minnesota) placed seventh in the 5,000-meter run, finishing in 14 minutes, 41 seconds. This is his first All-America award, given to the top eight finishers in each event.

Dustin Gauthier ’05 (Amherst, N.H.) earned All-America status in the 35lb. weight throw. He threw 57-feet, 8.5 inches, finishing in eighth place. This was also his first All-America award.

The 4 x 400 relay team finished in seventh place; it was Bates’ first relay team to compete in the NCAA championships.

Earning All-America status, Joe Northrup ’05 (St. Johnsbury, Vt.), Joel Colony ’06 (Harrisville, N.H.), Sam Thomas ’07 (Richmond, Va.) and Mitch Krauss ’05 (Clayton, Mo.) finished in 3:20.41.

Pictured: (from l to r) Dustin Gauthier, Joel Colony, Mitch Krauss, Joe Northrup, Joel Anderson, Sam Thomas.

Women's Swimming '
Two members of the Bates College swimming and diving team received multiple All-America awards at the NCAA Division III Championships held this weekend at Hope College in Holland, Mich.Vanessa Williamson ’05 (Auburn, Maine) was All-America in three events: the 200-yard individual medley, the 100 butterfly and the 200 fly. She finished the 200 IM in 12th place (2:10.15) and took third and fourth in the 100 and 200 fly. She finished the 100 fly in 57.13 seconds and the 200 in 2:06.05.

Kara Seaton ’05 (Wayne, Pa.) finished fourth in the 1-meter dive and sixth in the 3-meter dive.

She scored 373.95 points in the 1-meter event, finishing less than five points behind Middlebury's Tessa Truex, who took first in the event.  In the 3-meter dive, Seaton scored 398.20 points.

Pictured: Vanessa Williamson (left) and Kara Seaton