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Duncan, relay teams pace Bates women at Open New Englands

From left to right, the Bates 4x400 relay team: Lizzie Carleton '12, Ansley Flanagan '13, Tina Tobin '12 and Dana Lindauer '11. (Photo by Tom Leonard '78)

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Monsulick

DEDHAM, Mass. -- Senior Vantiel Elizabeth Duncan (Topsham, Maine) took second place in the shot put, and the Bates women's track and field team broke a school record in the 4x400-meter relay, highlighting the second day of competition at the all-divisions Open New Englands on Saturday.


Bates finished 25th out of 39 scoring teams at the meet, and 10th among Division III teams, with nine points.

Bates' 4x400 relay team of sophomore Lizzie Carleton (Westborough, Mass.), first-year Ansley Flanagan (Roxbury, Conn.), sophomore Tina Tobin (Lowell, Mass.) and junior Dana Lindauer (Needham, Mass.) finished the race in 3:58.47, 11th best overall and fourth among Division III teams. The former team record of 3:58.82 was set a year ago by Carleton, Lindauer, Tara Higgins '09 and Izzy Alexander '09.

Bates also ran its fastest time of the year by a wide margin in the 4x800 relay, finishing 12th overall and third among Division III squads in 9:28.97. The team comprised senior Lisa Hartung (Farmington, Maine), first-year Bud Arens (Weymouth, Mass.), senior Katie Bash (Wallingford, Pa.) and first-year Lisa Reedich (Harvard, Mass.).

Duncan placed second overall, first among Division III athletes, in the shot put, with a top effort of 45-01.75, second only too Jacqui Barrett of UMass-Lowell. Junior Sara Ellen Godek (Gilford, N.H.) was 17th in 35-04.00.

Senior Esther Kendall (Ridgeway, Ontario) came in 16th overall, and ninth among Division III runners, in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing in 11:31.05.

Friday Recap

The Bates College women's track and field team had a solid first day of competition at the all-divisions New England Outdoor Championship, hosted by Northeastern University.

Vantiel Elizabeth Duncan placed 12th out of 23, and first among Division III athletes, in the hammer throw at 162-08. Sara Ellen Godek was right behind her in 15th place at 157-05, a personal record that enhances her provisional qualification for the NCAA Championships.

Dana Lindauer ran solid times, both near her personal bests, in both the 200- and 400-meter dashes. Lindauer was 17th out of 31 athletes, seventh among Division III runners, in the 200 in 26.08 seconds. She ran the 400 in 59.20 seconds, ranking 13th out of 26 overall and fourth among Division III athletes.

Sophomore Jenny Monsulick (Readfield, Maine) scored a team point for Bates in the 10,000-meter run, placing eighth, and third among Division III runners, in a time of 40:27.94.

Tina Tobin ran a strong 400-meter hurdles race, finishing 13th out of 31 athletes, and fifth among Division III runners, in a time of 1:05.76. She also placed 15th out of 28, and third among Division III athletes, in the preliminary heats of the 100 hurdles in a time of 15.90 seconds.

Bates travels to Springfield College next weekend for the ECAC Division III Championships.

MEET RESULTS