First-year standout Sarah Fusco (Cheshire, Conn.) ran her first collegiate 400-meter race just a week beforehand, but inexperience wasn't in evidence at Saturday's NESCAC Track & Field Championships at Bates. Fusco finished third among 22 runners in the event at Saturday's meet, with a wind-hindered time of 58.74 seconds, before running the first leg of Bates' first-place 4x800 relay.
The two races made Fusco Bates' sole two-time All-NESCAC honoree from the meet. Joining her on that list were first-year Colby Gail (Topsham, Maine) in the high jump, and Fusco's 4x800 relay teammates, sophomore Kallie Nixon (Medfield, Mass.) and juniors Lisa Reedich (Harvard, Mass.) and Bud Arens (Weymouth, Mass.).
Fusco set Bates' indoor 600-meter record during the winter, and she contributed to setting team indoor records in both the 4x800 and distance medley relays. Fusco then won All-America honors as part of Bates' distance medley relay team at indoor nationals.