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PRICE, EASTER NAMED BATES ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
LEWISTON, Maine - Sophomore field hockey player Julia Price of Mansfield, Mass., and sophomore cross country runner Justin Easter of Jay, Maine, have been named Bates College Athletes of the Week for the period ending Oct. 1.
Price led the Bates field hockey team to a 2-0 week and a 5-3 record overall. She scored her first goal of the season and the seventh of her career in a 3-0 win over Gordon College Sept. 28. On, Oct. 1, Bates defeated New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) foe Tufts University, 2-1, in Medford, Mass., thanks to a goal and an assist by Price in the span of three minutes. With the Bobcats trailing, 1-0, at halftime, Price assisted a goal by junior Sarah Weatherbee of Walpole, Mass., with 30:48 on the clock. Price then scored the game-winner at 28:03. She now leads the team with eight points this season (2-4-8).
Running at the Bates Invitational, Easter recorded his second career cross country win. Last year, he won the Maine-Presque Isle Invitational in his first-ever collegiate meet before missing much of the regular season with an injury. Easter won on the 8,000-meter course at the Bates Invitational with a time of 26:14, good for the seventh fastest time ever run at the Bobcats' home course at Springbrook Golf Club. Bates men's cross country is ranked 11th in New England this week after the team's third-place finish at the home meet.
Price is a 1999 graduate of Mansfield High School. She is the daughter of Derek and Susan Price, Mansfield, Mass.
For more information on Bates field hockey, please visit our web site at http://www.bates.edu/sports/fhockey.html.
Easter is a 1999 graduate of Jay High School. He is the son of Randy and Jennifer Easter, Mountain View Rd., North Jay, Maine.
For more information on Bates cross country, please visit our web site at http://www.bates.edu/sports/mxc.html.