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Arens leads women's track in five-team meet at Colby

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Junior Bud Arens won both the 800 and the 1,500 as the Bates women's track and field team took second place out of five teams Saturday at Colby.

Bates scored 152 points, trailing only No. 3 nationally ranked MIT (199.5) and ahead of Colby (146.5), Southern Maine (128) and Husson (45).

Arens (Weymouth, Mass.) crossed the finish line first in the 800-meter run in 2:17.30, then outran 21 competitors in the 1,500 meters as well, in 4:45.04.

Other top-three performances by the Bobcats included:

  • First-year Colby Gail (Topsham, Maine) took second place in the high jump, at 4-11.75.
  • Senior Juliana Kirkland (Greene, Maine) placed second in the hammer throw at 143-8.
  • Senior Tina Tobin (Lowell, Mass.) finished third in the 400-meter hurdles, with a career-best time of 1:04.59.
  • First-year Sarah Fusco (Cheshire, Conn.) came in third in the 800, at 2:19.81.
  • Bates finished second in the 4x400 relay, as the quartet of Fusco, sophomore Abby Alexander (Harvard, Mass.), junior Ansley Flanagan (Roxbury, Conn.) and Tobin finished in 4:03.81, moving into ninth place on the team's all-time performance list.

Bates next competes at the Aloha Relays next weekend at Bowdoin.