Team Profiles

Abby Anthony '03
Jamestown, R.I.
Distance Runner
All-State, All-Region, All NESCAC second team cross country
All-New England Division III Track (5000m)

Abby Anthony '03 Abby is a first-year runner who has had an immediate impact on the New England track circuit. In the fall, she had a successful cross country season finishing the year as Bates' top runner. She earned All-State and All-New England III honors, and ran a personal best of 18:19 for a 5K course. During the indoor track season, Abby qualified for the New England III, ECAC, and Open New England Championships in both the 3000m and 5000m races. A strong-willed and dedicated athlete, these qualities have contributed to her success in the long distance events. In her first indoor track season Abby earned All-New England III honors and had personal best performances of 10:35.16 for the 3000m and 18:24.30 for 5000m. A graduate of St. Georges High School, Abby was the captain of both the cross country and track teams and swam competitively for two years. Abby is planning to major in economics and hopes to study abroad during her junior year. While not out running, she enjoys reading and playing the violin.

Anya Belanger '02
Milbridge, Maine
School Record Holder High Jump

Anya Belanger '02  Anya, a first year psychology major had a immediate impact on the Bates Women's Track team. A recent graduate of Narraguagus High School, she has been a dominant force in the jumping events. Bringing to the team her talents in the high jump and triple jump, she achieved personal bests in both events (5'2 1/4") and 34' 5 3/4"respectively) . In both indoor and outdoor track her performances qualified her for the New England Division III Championship and ECAC Championship in both the high jump and triple jump. This past season Anya she broke the outdoor school record in the high jump with a personal record of 5'2 1/4", Anya earned All-NESCAC honors in the high jump placing 5th in the NESCAC Championships. This year, she will be challenging the school record in the heptathlon. Anya is a native of Milbridge, Maine.

Erika Bristol '00 
Lanesboro, Mass.
20# weight, Hammer and Shot Put
ECAC Champion, New England Division III Champion
School Record holder in the 20# weight and shot put
Senior captain, 4 year letter winner

Erika Bristol '00

A senior captain and four-year letter winner, Erika has achieved many honors during her career. Erika just completed a record breaking season in her specialty, the 20# weight. She broke the Bates record 3 times and her throw of 52'71/4" qualified her automatically for the NCAA Championship where she finished seventh. Erika was the individual champion in both the ECAC and New England Division III Championships in the weight and she established a new Bates record in the shot put at 36' 2 3/4". Earlier in the year she was awarded All-America honors by the National Strength Coaches Association recognizing her efforts to use strength training to enhance her athletic performance. A versatile athlete, Erika also qualified for the New England III Championships in the pentathlon and 55m hurdles during the indoor season.In spring track, Erika will look to qualify for the NCAA Championships in the hammer which would take a throw 15 feet beyond her previous best of 136' 6". Both the outdoor shot put and hammer records are within her grasp. Erika is a double major in Spanish and Women's Studies and a graduate of Mt Greylock High School. Erika spent the fall semester her sophomore year in studying in Chile.

Kate Burakowski '00
Derry, N.H.
All-New England III
Senior captain, 4 year letter winner

Since her first season at Bates, Kate has been an integral member of the Bates track teams, competing in distances from 200 to 3000 meters. A native of Derry, N.H. and graduate of Pinkerton Academy, she has always made races exciting with her outstanding kick. Her love of competition is apparent in every race, and her enthusiam has motivated many to achieve more than was expected. Kate was the indoor State of Maine champion for 1500m as a first year. In her senior year she has earned All-New England III honors in the 1500m and helped establish a school record in the distance medley relay. She has a collegiate best of 4:52.83 for 1500m. Kate ran cross country for the first time as a senior and was consistantly one of the top 5 scorers for Bates. An art major, Kate spent the fall semester of her junior year at Mass College of Art and is earning her teaching certification while at Bates.

Johie Farrar '03
West Paris, Maine

Johie Farrar '03 Johie is a first year who attended Oxford Hills High School where she was captain of three sports: field hockey, basketball, and track & field. At Bates she has excelled in both field hockey and track. In track she sprinted her way to ECAC qualifying performances in the 200m and the 4 x 200 relays. She has indoor collegiate bests of 7.76 in the 55m, 27.12 in the 200m and 62.38 in the 400m. Johie will be running spring track, focusing on the sprinting events and bringing new vitality to the sprint relays. Johie hopes to major in history and would like to study in New Zealand during her junior year. When not training for field hockey and track, Johie enjoys water skiing.

Leah McDonald '02
Charleston, W.Va.
State of Maine Champion 400-meters

Leah McDonald '02  Leah was one of the many outstanding first year athletes on the team. With abounding enthusiasm and team spirit, Leah contributed immensely to both the indoor and outdoor teams. A native of Charleston, W. Va., she specializes in the 400-meters. With a season best time of 61.77 , she was the state of Maine Champion and participated in the NE Division III Championships in both the open 400 and the 4x400-meter relay. Outdoors, she also qualified for the Division III Championship in the 400-meters. Leah is an extremely talented athlete also competing in the pole vault and 200 meters. During Short Term 1999, Leah worked at Camp Kiev in Maine as a counselor. As a a sophomore, she is spending the spring on the Semester at Sea. Leah is a graduate of Charleston Catholic High School.

Molly Metcalf '01
Walpole, Mass.

Molly Metcalf '01 Molly led the javelin throwers on this year's team as solid contributor who scored in every regular season meet. A sophomore Spanish Major with a secondary concentration in Education, Molly is looking forward to spending part of next year in Spain. Her collegiate best in the javelin 113-0 has qualified her for the New England and ECAC Championships for the past two years. Molly also throws the shot put and discus. She was All-NESCAC in 1999 in both the discus and javelin. Also a defensive player of the Bates Women's Soccer team, Molly is a talented and competitive athlete. She is from Walpole, Mass., and attended Walpole High School.

Jennifer Strahle '02
Ridgewood, N.J.
20# weight

Jen is a sophomore who attended Ridgewood High School in New Jersey. In high school she played basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, and participated in track and field her senior year. Jen has excelled in the 20# weight since coming to Bates. In only her second season she qualified for the New England Division III, ECAC and Open New England Championships, finishing with a season best of 43'1/4". In the spring Jen is a goalkeeper on the lacrosse team. An extremely hard worker in both athletics and academics, Jen is a Deans List student with a double major in biochemistry and neuroscience. She hopes to study in Nepal during her junior year.

Elizabeth Wallace '03
Winthrop, Mass.
Mid-Distance and Distance Runner

Elizabeth Wallace
'03 A first-year runner, Elizabeth has added great depth to the distance events. An outstanding student athlete, Elizabeth graduated from Winthrop High School as class valedictorian and MVP of both cross country and track. A Deans List student, her performances in both cross country and track have improved significantly over the year. She qualified for the ECAC Championships in the 1000m with a season best of 3:12.91. She also helped to establish a new Bates Record (13:10.17) in the Distance Medley Relay running the 1200m leg. Elizabeth has been active in several community service events including PROJECT SAANTA, organized by the employees of American Airlines. With this group Elizabeth helps to collect donations, fill over 1000 Christmas stockings, and distributes them to orphans and needy children in Jamaica. Elizabeth is planning to major in History and hopes to study abroad her junior year. When not running she also likes to kick back with a good book and take part in community service projects.

Jennifer Winslow '00
Durham, N.H.
Senior captain, 4 year letter winner
School Record holder in the discus

Jen Winslow '99 Jennifer Winslow '00 specializes in the throwing events. She has excelled in her two new events in college, the 20-pound weight and the hammer. She was the 1998 Maine State champion in the 20-pound weight and met the NCAA national provisional standard in that meet, while adding All-New England status as a senior. During the 1999 outdoor track season, she set a new Bates record in the discus of 111' 6". Jen's other personal records are 45'5" in the 20-pound weight, and 143' 0" in the hammer. Jen is a Dean's List student with a double major in Spanish and Music Performance. She plays the violin and is involved in the Bates College Orchestra and College Choir. In the summer she teaches violin lessons and was a counselor at Music Camp at the University of New Hampshire. Jen studied in Salamanca, Spain the fall of 1998. Jen is from Durham, N.H., and attended Oyster River High School.

Cameron Wood '01
Coventry, Conn.
20# weight and hammer

Cameron Wood '01 Cami is a psychology major who transferred to Bates as a junior from George Washington University. After missing two years of intercollegiate athletics, Cami learned to throw the 20# weight after arriving at Bates. In her first season she qualified for the New England Division III Championship with a personal best of 40'11". Cami also throws the shot put and is adding the hammer and discus to her list of events for the spring. Cami is a hard worker with a great outgoing personality. Her athletic and academic success in her first year at Bates proves that she will go far in her seasons to come. Cami attended Coventry High School where she participated in track, cross country and basketball. Cami enjoys fashion, playing the clarinet and horseback riding.

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