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Women's track and field impressive vs. UMO, UNH

Tina Tobin '12 broke her own Bates record in the 100-meter hurdles. (File photo by Tom Leonard '78)

ORONO, Maine -- Sophomore Tina Tobin broke the school record in the 100-meter hurdles, and senior Vantiel Elizabeth Duncan won the shot put, to highlight a strong performance for the Bates women's track and field team in a tri-meet against Division I opponents Maine and New Hampshire on Saturday.

The host Black Bears won the team scoring with 137 points, followed by UNH with 127 and Bates with 102.

Tobin (Lowell, Mass.) finished third in the 100 hurdles with a time of 15.63 seconds, slicing 0.06 seconds off of the former team record she set last year. Tobin also placed second in the 400 hurdles, in 1:08.84.

Duncan (Topsham, Maine) took first place in the shot put with a top effort of 42-07, while junior teammate Sara Ellen Godek (Gilford, N.H.) was the runner-up in 37-10. Duncan also came in second in the discus throw (117-04), while Godek placed third in the hammer throw (143-00).

Other top three performances for Bates included:

  • Sophomore Abby King (Wellesley, Mass.) was second in the triple jump at 34-11.
  • Senior Katie Bash (Wallingford, Pa.) was third in the 800 (2:26.04)
  • Junior Dana Lindauer (Needham, Mass.) was third in the 400-meter dash (1:00.35).

Bates competes next Saturday, April 3, at the Jim Sheehan Memorial Meet at Fitchburg State, starting at 11 a.m.