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Godek, Lindauer stand out for women's track in first home meet

Godek

Lindauer

Piers

Kennison

Arens

Cullen

LEWISTON, Maine -- Bates seniors Sara Ellen Godek and Dana Lindauer both delivered standout performances in the first home outdoor meet of their careers on Saturday at Russell Street Track, leading Bates to a second-place finish out of three teams. MIT won the team scoring with 188 points, followed by Bates with 123 and Colby with 95.

Godek (Gilford, N.H.) hit the provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships with her first-place mark of 159-10 in the hammer throw, a personal best. Godek also took first place in the shot put (a career-best 40-07.00) and placed second in both the discus (at 105-10) and the javelin (at 104-00).

Lindauer (Needham, Mass.) set two team records on the day. First she won the 400-meter dash and shaved .02 seconds off of her own Bates record with a time of 57.94 seconds, nipping MIT's Jamie Simmons by .04. Lindauer then broke the team 200-meter dash record with a second-place time of 25.49, taking .10 seconds off of Anne Millham's 22-year-old record mark.

Among other highlights, junior Taylor Piers (Falmouth, Maine) also had a big day, winning the triple jump with a career-best mark of 36-01.25, moving her from seventh place to second on Bates' all-time performance list. Piers also finished third in the long jump (16-03.75).

First-year Holli Kennison (Orono, Maine), competing in her first-ever heptathlon, won the event with 3,575 points, and meanwhile qualified for the New England Division III Championships in both the heptathlon and the javelin (110-07). (Heptathlon results did not count in team scoring.) Kennison moved all the way up to third on Bates' all-time performance list in the heptathlon.

Sophomore Bud Arens (Weymouth, Mass.) came in first place out of 20 runners in the 800 at 2:18.58, putting her sixth on Bates' all-time performance list in the event.

Sophomore Lindsay Cullen (Newburyport, Mass.) delivered an outstanding 5,000-meter race, finishing third in 18:23.90.

Bates travels to Colby for a dual meet next Saturday, April 16 at 12 p.m.

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