Bobcats of the week of March 12, 2007

Noah Gauthier '08
Bates College juniorNoah Gauthier claimed eighth place in the 35-pound weight throw Friday at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships, joining his brother Dustin Gauthier '05to become Bates' first All-America brother tandem.Gauthier's parents were able to witness the event, which was held at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and they had Noah on the phone with Dustin "about 30 seconds after it was over," said Bates head coach Al Fereshetian.

Gauthier (Amherst, N.H.) came in seventh in the preliminary round to qualify for finals with a top throw of 57 feet and 3 inches, and the throw held up for eighth place through the finals. Gauthier beat out Monmouth College senior Jeff Rebholz (55-05.5) for the final All-America slot,

Nearly two years ago to the day, Dustin Gauthier earned his first All-America honors at NCAAs at Illinois Wesleyan, claiming eighth place with a weight throw of 57-08.50.

Kelsey Lamdin '09
Bates sophomore Kelsey Lamdinplaced 13th in the 3-meter diving event Saturday at the NCAA Division III Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Houston to claim her second All-America honor of the meet and the fourth in her college career.Lamdin (Brunswick, Maine) scored 390.10 points, finishing ahead of eight of the 22 divers in the competition, and just 0.15 points behind St. Olaf first-year Alyssa Germeroth. The 13th-place finish earns her honorable mention All-America status.

Lamdin placed fifth in the 1-meter diving finals Thursday night for her highest NCAA Championships finish to date and her third career All-America honor. Lamdin made the finals with a preliminary-round score of 419.80 points, second best in the competition behind only Doria Holbrook of MIT. Lamdin scored 410.45 points in the finals.

A year ago at nationals in Minneapolis, Lamdin  won Honorable Mention All-America laurels in the 1-meter and sixth place in the 3-meter.