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Arens, 4x400 relay team qualify for NCAAs in women's track

Liz Carleton '12, Ansley Flanagan '13, Jenny Fucillo '14 and Dana Lindauer '11 broke the school record in the 4x400 relay for the third time this season. (File photo by Tom Leonard '78)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The Bates women achieved provisional qualification for the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships in two events, en route to taking 25th place out of 32 point-scoring teams at the all-divisions Open New England Outdoor Championships, which concluded Saturday at Southern Connecticut State University.

Bates sophomore Bud Arens (Weymouth, Mass.) achieved her first NCAA qualification by running the 800 meters in a personal-record 2:13.65, good for 11th place overall and third among Division III runners. Arens is now ranked 22nd in the 800 nationwide.

Bates' 4x400-meter relay team of junior Lizzie Carleton (Westborough, Mass.), sophomore Ansley Flanagan (Roxbury, Conn.), first-year Jenny Fucillo (Winthrop, Mass.) and senior Dana Lindauer (Needham, Mass.) broke the school record for the third time this season, meeting the NCAA provo mark in a time of 3:53.78, good for sixth place at the meet overall and first among Division III squads.

Bates also took seventh place overall and third among Division III teams in the 4x800 relay, at 9:24.15, with first-year Kallie Nixon (Medfield, Mass.), sophomore Nora Hanagan (Singapore), sophomore Lisa Reedich (Harvard, Mass.) and Arens.

Senior Sara Ellen Godek (Gilford, N.H.) was ninth in both the hammer throw (156-4) and the shot put (40-4)

Lindauer was 10th in the 200 meters, at 26.04, while Flanagan was 19th, at 26.68.

The Bobcats scored five team points, tying for 25th place out of 32 scoring teams with both the University of Rhode Island and Colby.

Bates competes at the ECAC Division III Championships next weekend at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa.

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