WATERVILLE, Maine -- First-year Hannah Zeltner finished sixth in the 10,000-meter run to highlight the first day of the New England Division III Women's Track & Field Championships for Bates on Friday. The majority of the meet takes place Saturday at Colby.
In her best race since the cross country season, Zeltner (Bedford, N.H.) completed the race in 37:25.55, sixth-fastest among a field of 26 women. Junior Elena Jay (West Hartford, Conn.) finished in ninth, at 38:05.66, and senior Alicia Fannon (Haverhill, Mass.) placed 14th (39:20.60) in a strong showing in the event for the Bobcats.
First-year Kelly Philbrook (Auburn, Maine) finished in ninth place -- like Jay, one spot out of the scoring -- in the javelin throw, with a top mark of 115-11.