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Women's track and field second to Black Bears in home meet

Duncan

Godek

Smith

Reedich

Hartung

Arens

Bash

Radis

Piers

Flanagan

LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates College women's indoor track and field team acquitted itself well in a four-team home meet on Saturday, which included Division I Maine in a rare visit, as well as Division III rivals Colby and Southern Maine. With 170 points, Bates finished second to the Black Bears (280.50) but ahead of Colby (129.50) and USM (109).

Senior Vantiel Elizabeth Duncan (Topsham, Maine) dominated both the shot put (45-08.50) and weight throw (51-01.00) to lead the Bobcats' many strong performances. Duncan's shot put, which traveled over eight feet beyond the other 14 competitors', was an indoor personal record and an automatic qualifying distance for the NCAA Championships. Bates finished 1-2-3 in the weight throw, with junior Sara Ellen Godek (Gilford, N.H.) and senior Laura Smith (Boulder, Colo.), respectively.

Bates also won the distance medley relay, with first-year Lisa Reedich (Harvard, Mass.), senior Lisa Hartung (Farmington, Maine), first-year Bud Arens (Weymouth, Mass.) and senior Katie Bash (Wallingford, Pa.) finishing in 13:06.13, over 10 seconds ahead of runner-up Colby.

Other top three efforts for the Bobcats included senior Molly Radis (Peaks Island, Maine), who was third in the 400 (1:00.83), Arens, who was second in the 600 (1:44.67), first-year Ansley Flanagan (Roxbury, Conn.), who was third in the high jump (4-09.00), and sophomore Taylor Piers (Falmouth, Maine), who was third in the triple jump (34-02.00). First-year Kathryn DeAngelis (Lewiston, Maine) placed third in Friday's pentathlon, with 2,492 points.

Next up for Bates is the Terrier Classic at Boston University on Friday and the USM Invitational on Saturday.

MEET RESULTS

PENTATHLON RESULTS