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Women's track and field scores big in relays, finishes ninth at NED3's

Shown at last week's NESCAC Championships after the first time they broke the school 4x400 relay record, are Liz Carleton '12, Ansley Flanagan '13, Jenny Fucillo '14 and Dana Lindauer '11. (Photo by Tom Leonard '78)















CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Bates women's track and field team broke the team 4x400-meter relay record for the second straight week on Saturday, this time finishing second in the event at the New England Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships at MIT.

The quartet of junior Liz Carleton (Westborough, Mass.), sophomore Ansley Flanagan (Roxbury, Conn.), first-year Jenny Fucillo (Winthrop, Mass.) and senior Dana Lindauer (Needham, Mass.) completed the race in 3:56.11. Last week at the NESCAC Championships, the same group broke the previous team 4x400 record with a time of 3:57.12.

The Bobcats scored 41 points, good for ninth place out of the 29 teams who scored points. Bates edged Middlebury by one point while trailing Southern Maine by two points.

Lindauer also finished third out of 25 competitors in the 400-meter dash, in 57.14 seconds, tying her own school record in the event.

Senior Sara Ellen Godek (Gilford, N.H.) claimed second place in the hammer throw, at 155-10, and was fourth in the shot put at 39-7.75, a day after finishing ninth in the discus.

Sophomore Bud Arens (Weymouth, Mass.) also claimed All-New England honors, finishing third in the 1,500-meter run in 4:38.60, rising to second on Bates' all-time performance list in that event. Improbably, despite running in and winning the unseeded heat, Arens was only 1.23 seconds behind the race winner, Molly Carl of Southern Maine, but 2.52 seconds ahead of fourth-place Addie Tousley of Middlebury.

The Bobcats also scored points in the 4x100 and 4x800 relays. Bates took sixth place in 49.91 seconds on the legs of sophomore Kristen Poulin (Freeport, Maine), Flanagan, sophomore Erin Augulewicz (Eliot, Maine) and Carleton. In the 4x800 relay, first-year Kallie Nixon (Medfield, Mass.), sophomore Nora Hanagan (Singapore), sophomore Lisa Reedich (Harvard, Mass.) and Arens finished fourth in 9:24.15. The time is second fastest in Bates team history.

Sophomore Lindsay Cullen (Newburyport, Mass.) took ninth place in the 5,000 meters, with a time of 18:13.79, good for ninth place on the team's all-time performance list.

Sophomore Nora Hanagan (Singapore) and Fucillo took ninth and 10th places, respectively, in the 400-meter hurdles, at 1:07.01 and 1:07.09.

Flanagan also finished 10th in the 200, at 26.34 seconds.

First-year Andrea Fisher (Williamstown, Mass.) placed 10th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, in 11:48.35, good for No. 5 on Bates' all-time performance list, while Nixon was 12th in 12:12.41, No. 9 on the list.

Junior Taylor Piers (Falmouth, Maine) came in 12th in the triple jump, at 35-0.5.

First-year Holli Kenison (Orono, Maine) took 12th in the heptathlon, in 3,549 points.

Fucillo was also 16th in the 100-meter hurdles, at 15.97.

Friday Recap

Sara Ellen Godek made Saturday's finals in the discus throw, highlighting the first day of the New England Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships for the Bates women.

Godek made the finals with a throw of 110-5, good for ninth best out of 26 competitors in the preliminary rounds. Godek ranks eighth on Bates' all-time performance list in the event.

Sophomore Alicia Fannon (Haverhill, Mass.) finished ninth, and just out of the team scoring, in the 10,000 meters, with a personal-best time of 38:44.35 that moved her into Bates' Top 10 all-time performance list, at No. 6. Senior Kerri Leonhardt (Milford, N.J.) wasn't far behind, in 12th at 39:03.34, also entering the top 10 list at No. 8.

Taylor Piers placed 14th in the long jump, at 16-7.