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Bobcats of the week of May 28, 2007

Noah Gauthier '08
Junior co-captain Noah Gauthierfinished fifth in the men's hammer throw last week at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, earning his second All-America award this year.In exceptionally windy conditions, Gauthier (Amherst, N.H.) had the fourth-best throw in the preliminary round, 181 feet and 10 inches, to advance to the final, where his mark stood up as the fifth best in the competition, behind Wisconsin-La Crosse senior Kevin Becker (198-10), SUNY Brockport senior Jake Basher (196-01), Central College junior Jason Fisher (192-09) and Wisconsin-Oshkosh senior Jacob Gabrilska (182-02). He was 17 inches better than sixth-place Dominic Uguccioni of Springfield.

Gauthier captured his first All-America award at indoor nationals in March when he placed eighth in the 35-pound weight throw. He becomes the 11th Bates man to win All-America honors in the hammer throw, and the first since Scott Cooper '05 in 2004. Gauthier also becomes the Bobcats' first outdoor All-American since Joe Northrup '05 in 2005.

Kathryn Moore '07
The day before she was honored as a member of the Bates College Scholar-Athlete Society, and two days before her graduation, Kathryn Moorefinished in sixth place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase last Friday at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, earning All-America status for the fourth time in the past four athletic seasons.Moore (Pelham, N.H.) passed two competitors over the final 200 meters and finished in a time of 10:42.45, nipping Elise Tropiano of Amherst College by 0.11 seconds.

Moore finished eighth in the same event a year ago in a time of 10:49.46, which at the time became the Bates record. Moore shattered that mark earlier this season at Open New Englands in a time of 10:33.20. She followed last year's All-America performance, the first of her career, with All-America awards in the 2006 cross country season, becoming the first Bates woman to become an All-American in both cross country and track and field. She followed that in the 2006-07 indoor season with a third All-America award in the distance medley relay at the 2007 indoor nationals.

Moore's four All-America awards in track and field and cross country ties her with Liz Wanless '04 for the second most in Bates history. (Wanless also earned a fifth All-America award in volleyball.) Keelin Godsey '06 leads the way with 16.