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Women's track and field second out of six teams at Aloha Relays











BRUNSWICK, Maine -- The Bates women's track and field team took second place out of six teams on Saturday at the Aloha Relays, winning six events, including two by senior captain Sara Ellen Godek (Gilford, N.H.). Bowdoin took first place with 227.5 points, followed by the Bobcats with 128, Southern Maine with 83, Smith with 82.5, Colby with 76 and Mount Holyoke with 24.

Senior Dana Lindauer (Needham, Mass.) took first place in the 100-meter dash, at 13.12 seconds, one of three Bobcats who made the finals, along with third-place Ansley Flanagan (Roxbury, Conn.) and eighth-place Erin Augulewicz (Eliot, Maine).

Sophomore Bud Arens (Weymouth, Mass.) took first place out of 30 runners in a competitive field running the 1,500 meters. Arens' time of 4:49.10 outpaced runner-up Chantal Croteau of Bowdoin by 5.51 seconds.

Bates won the 4x400 relay by more than nine seconds, with a time of 4:15.87 run by Lindauer, Flanagan, junior Liz Carleton (Westborough, Mass.) and sophomore Kristen Poulin (Freeport, Maine).

The Bobcats also won the 4x800 relay with a time of 10:12.40, run by first-year Kallie Nixon (Medfield, Mass.), sophomore Nora Hanagan (Singapore), sophomore Lisa Reedich (Harvard, Mass.) and Arens.

Godek won the shot put at 11.80 meters and the hammer throw at 47.71. Godek was also fourth in the javelin (29.50).

Bates competes at the NESCAC Championships next Saturday, April 30 at Wesleyan, beginning at 9 a.m.