FITCHBURG, Mass. -- The Bates women's track and field team won nine events, including all three relays, in a dominating first-place finish among 11 college teams Saturday at the Jim Sheehan Memorial Invitational at Fitchburg State University.
The Bobcats scored 265.5 points, outpacing runner-up Colby (180) for first place. Rounding out the top five teams at the meet were Keene State in third (12), Fitchburg State in fourth (69) and Cobly-Sawyer in fifth (52).
First-year Alexis Dickinson (Brunswick, Maine) was the winner in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes, at 13.05 and 27.13, respectively. Junior Angeleque Hartt (Bronx, N.Y.) was second in the 100 (13.28) and third in the 200 (27.76).
Sophomore Sarah Fusco (Cheshire, Conn.) won the 400 in 59.49 seconds, followed in second place by senior captain Ansley Flanagan (Roxbury, Conn.) at 1:01.02.
First-year Hannah Zeltner (Bedford, N.H.) placed first in the 5,000 meters, at 18:15.54, followed in second place by senior Alicia Fannon (Haverhill, Mass.) in 18:36.90.
Junior Tara Notarianni (Johnston, R.I.) won the 3,000 steeplechase in 12:15.86.
First-year Mary Krathwohl (Ipswich, Mass.) won the triple jump in 33-4-75, the first of five Bobcats in the top seven. Junior Jenny Snyder (Scarborough, Maine) was third in 32-6.25.
Bates showed its depth in winning the 4x100 (50.22), 4x400 (4:12.85) and 4x800 (9:46.59) relays -- by a margin of .68 seconds over Colby in the 4x100, by 4.16 seconds over Keene State in the 4x400, and by 6.94 seconds over Colby in the 4x800.
Other top three performances by the Bobcats included:
- Sophomore Colby Gail (Topsham, Maine) showed her uncommon versatility by placing second in the high jump (5-2.25), third in the shot put (33-1.25) and third in the hammer throw (131-0).
- Junior Kallie Nixon (Medfield, Mass.) and senior Bud Arens (Weymouth, Mass.) finished second and third, respectively, in the 1,500 at 4:43.36 and 4:46.63.
- Senior Kathryn DeAngelis (Lewiston, Maine) and first-year Elena Schroeder (Clinton, Conn.) placed 2-3 in the 100 hurdles, at 17.93 and 17.95, respectively.
- First-year Melanie Ehrenberg (Rumson, N.J.) came in second in the pole vault, at 10-0.
- Junior Caroline O'Sullivan (Andover, Mass.) and sophomore Meaghan Crowley (Cumberland, Maine) were 2-3 in the long jump, at 15-7.5 and 15-1.5, respectively.