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Moore finishes 10th in 5,000 at NCAA Indoor Track Championships

Bates' DMR team: from left, Jen Caban '07, Katie Bash '10, Kathryn Moore '07 and Izzy Alexander '09. (Photo by Tom Leonard)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Bates College senior Kathryn Moore finished 10th in the women's 5,000-meter run Saturday at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Moore (Pelham, N.H.) was seeded 15th in the event, but passed several runners in the final 4-5 laps after hanging in the back of the pack in the early going. She crossed the finish line in 17:37.31.

Moore missed garnering the fourth All-America award of her collegiate career, but the day before, she ran the anchor 1,600-meter leg of Bates' distance medley relay team, which finished eighth to become the first All-America relay team in Bates history.

Bates' quartet -- first-year Katie Bash (Wallingford, Pa.) in the 1,200-meter leadoff leg, sophomore Izzy Alexander (Harvard, Mass.) in the 400, senior Jen Caban (Bedford, Mass.) in the 800 and Moore in the 1,600 -- ran a time of 12:03.29 to beat out Bowdoin (12:11.38) and Wartburg (12:24.64) for eighth place. The time sliced 1.92 seconds off of the previous school record of 12:05.21.

Moore became the first Bates female to gain All-America honors in all three seasons (not to mention three consecutive seasons). In 2006 she also achieved the honor in outdoor track (in the 3,000-meter steeplechase) and in cross country. Alexander, Bash and Caban are All-Americans for the first time.