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Bobcats of the week of March 13, 2006

Adam Macbeth '06
With 25 men's indoor track and field All-America performances already in the books at Bates College, senior Adam Macbeth still found a way to distinguish himself.The senior from Ellsworth, Maine, finished seventh overall in the 55-meter hurdles at the NCAA Division III indoor track and field championships at St. Olaf College, becoming the first Bobcat to win All-America honors as a hurdler, indoor or outdoor.

Having qualified for the finals in the event on Friday, Macbeth merely needed to finish the race on Saturday to earn his first All-America plaque, and he did just that, finishing in seventh place in 7.83 seconds.

Macbeth also ran a leg of Bates' 4x400 relay team, which finished 10th in Division III in 3:22.21. The team included senior Joel Colony (Harrisville, N.H.), junior Matt Capone (Auburn, Maine) and junior Sam Thomas (Richmond, Va.).

Keelin Godsey '06
Bates senior Keelin Godsey didn't miss the chance to put a defining stamp on his last collegiate indoor track and field season.At the NCAA Division III women's indoor track and field championships at St. Olaf College, Godsey finished second to the dominant Robyn Jaroci of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in both the 20-pound weight throw and the shot put.

While Jaroci broke the meet record in both events by wide margins, Godsey was well ahead of the rest of the field, particularly in the weight throw, where his best throw of 64 feet, 6 inches was over seven feet better than third place.

Godsey's shot put of 46 feet, 10 1/4 inches, or 14.28 meters, broke his personal best mark by 28 centimeters.

For his performances, Godsey won NCAA All-America honors for the 13th time in his career.

Earlier in the week, Godsey was named New England Division III Indoor Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.