May 7, 2002  

Contact: Adam Levin
Phone: (207) 786-6411


New England Division III Championships
at Springfield College

Springfield, Mass.


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The Bates women's track and field team finished 17th out of 27 squads that scored points at the New England Division III championships, held at Springfield College. Four Bobcats turned in All-New England performances, scoring points at the meet.

Junior Kelley Puglisi (Scotia, N.Y.) continued her breakout season in the 1,500-meter run. Puglisi finished third behind runners from Brandeis and Keene State with a time of 4:38.01. Her time broke the 10-year old record, set by Sarah Dominick '95 back in 1992, by 1.1 seconds.

Sophomore Liz Wanless (Belleville, Ill.) earned her first career All-New England berth in outdoor track when she placed fourth in the shot put with a heave of 42-8.25. The toss was not quite enough to boost Wanless' school record.

Bates also had one event with two All-New England honorees as sophomore Sarah Tressel (Newton, Pa.) placed seventh in the high jump and senior captain Anya Belanger (Milbridge, Maine) tied for eighth. Both jumped 5-1, two inches shy of the winning mark, but Tressel needed fewer jumps to clear the bar.

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