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Six Bobcats claim All-NESCAC honors in women's track and field







HADLEY, Mass. -- Six members of the Bates women's track and field team won a combined total of 10 NESCAC All-Conference honors on Tuesday from the New England Small College Athletic Conference, based on top-three event performances at Saturday's conference championship meet.

Bates senior Vantiel Elizabeth Duncan (Topsham, Maine) led the way with three All-NESCAC awards, after she won the conference title in the hammer throw, as well as her third consecutive NESCAC crown in the shot put, and for taking third place in the discus throw. Duncan has totaled seven All-NESCAC honors in her four years at Bates.

Junior Dana Lindauer (Needham, Mass.) and sophomore Tina Tobin (Lowell, Mass.) both claimed two All-NESCAC honors. Both athletes were on Bates' third-place 4x400-meter relay team, along with fellow honorees Lisa Hartung (Farmington, Maine), and first-year Ansley Flanagan (Roxbury, Conn.).

Lindauer was cited as well for her third-place showing in the 400-meter dash, where she broke her own team record in a time of 57.96 seconds. Lindauer now has three All-NESCAC awards in her career.

Tobin won her other All-NESCAC honor for her third-place performance in the 100-meter hurdles, where she shattered her own team record with a time of 15.38 seconds.

Junior Sara Ellen Godek (Gilford, N.H.) won the second All-NESCAC honor of her career for placing third in the hammer throw for the second straight year. Godek also was fifth in both the shot put and discus on Saturday, helping Bates to a fourth-place finish, the team's best at the NESCAC Track and Field Championships since 1989, when the Bobcats were third.

View the NESCAC Track and Field All-Conference Team release (PDF)