WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Bates College women's cross country team opened the 2009 season with a solid performance at the Colby Class Wave Relay Carnival. The event included a race for juniors and seniors and another race for first-years and sophomores.
Bates prevailed in the FY/SO race behind a first-place finish by first-year Elizabeth Schulze (San Diego, Calif.). Colby edged Bates in the other race, but seniors Esther Kendall (Ridgeway, Ontario), Abby Samuelson (Freeport, Maine) and Katie Bash (Wallingford, Pa.) took third, fourth and fifth places, respectively.
Bates hosts a dual meet against Bowdoin next Saturday at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, starting at 11 a.m.