Rebecca Hakala '02 - Sanford, Maine
Mitchell Scholar, Dana Scholar
2000 NESCAC All-Academic Team
1999-2000 Robert Plumb Award
Hakala is a co-captain For the 2001 seaon. In 2000, she made her first post-season
appearance, representing the Bobcats at the ECAC Championship. In 2001, Rebecca
recorded a collegiate best of 20:00. Rebecca was honored with the Robert Plumb
Award which recognizes a sophomore for both academic achievement and athletic
promise. In track, she runs the 400 hurdles and is planning to try the steeplechace.
In the winter of 2000, Rebecca helped to establish a new Bates record in the
Distance Medley Relay.
Rebecca graduated from Sanford (Maine) High School where she was the class
valedictorian. She has been recognized as both a Mitchell Scholar and Dana Scholar.
In 2000 Rebecca was named to the NESCAC All-Academic Team. She majors in mathematics
with a secondary concentration in French. Rebecca spent the winter semester
her junior year in Montpellier, France, and is applying for Fulbright teaching
assistantships which will allow her to return after graduation. In the community,
Rebecca has been a mentor for two years with the Bates/Longley School project.
Abby Anthony '03 - Jamestown, R.I.
2000 X-C State Champion, All-Open New England, All Region
Two-time Outdoor Track All-American
Bates record holder, 5K indoors (17:19.24), 10K outdoors (36:21.81)
Abby Anthony was the lead runner for Bates
during her first two cross country seasons. Abby has a personal best of 18:04
on a 5K course which places her 7th on the Bates Top Ten Performance List. In
2000, she became the second Bates woman to win the Maine State Championship.
She has earned All-State Honors her first two seasons. In 2000, Abby earned
All-New England Open Honors with her 10th plac,e finish, second among Division
III runners. In 1999 she earned All-New England Honors.
Abby is a two-time All-American in the 10,000-meter run for the outdoor track
team, having finished in sixth place at both the 2000 and 2001 NCAA Championships.
She holds school records of 36:21.81 in the 10,000 outdoors and 17:19.24 in
the indoor 5K. She earned All-Open New England honors indoors with her record-setting
performance in the 5,000, while her title in the Open New England 10K outdoors
was the first ever for a Bates woman.
A graduate of St. George's High School (R.I.) Abby also swam and ran track
in high school. An economics major, Anthony is studying at the University of
Montana during the of 2001-02 academic year.
Elizabeth Wallace '03 - Winthrop, Mass.
2001 Robert Plumb Award Winner
Elizabeth was a junior co-captain during the 2001 season. In 2000, she established
herself among the team's top seven and represented the Bobcats at the NCAA Regional
Qualifying Meet. In 2001, Elizabeth broke into the top 7 in the first meet of
the season. Her lifetime-best is 20:18 for a 5K course.
During the 2000 track season, Elizabeth earned All-New England and All-ECAC
honors in the 4x800-meter relay and had a lifetime best of 5:06.87 in the 1,500-meters.
She is also a member of Bates' school-record distance medley relay team. Her
best time for the two-mile in track is 12:14.
Elizabeth is involved in many community service projects including PROJECT
SAANTA for which she raises money, collects gifts, fills stockings, and delivers
hundreds of the stocking to orphans and underprivileged children in Jamaica
and the Cayman Islands. Elizabeth ran cross country and track at Winthrop (Mass.)
Kelley Puglisi '03 - Scotia, N.Y.
2001 ECAC 1,000-meters champion
a solid summer of training, Kelley was the second finisher for Bates in every
meet during the 2001 season. She had a personal improvement by over one minute
to record her career best of 19:03 for a 5K course. Kelley finished 8th at the
Maine State Championship, just missing All-State Honors.
In 2001, Kelley had an outstanding track season in which she was the ECAC Indoor
Champion for 1000m and earned All-New England honors in the 1500m outdoors and
shares the Bates distance medley relay record. Kelley has personal bests of
3:03.41 For 1000m and 4:52.80 for 1500m.
Kelley is majoring in Physics, and sings in the Bates Choir. During her junior
year, Kelly is serving as a Junior Advisor to members of the first-year class.
Julie Dutton '04 - Londonderry, N.H.
Julie had an immediate impact on the Bates cross country team. She was the second
Bates finisher in four of the meets in her rookie season and represented Bates
at the NCAA Regional Qualifying Meet. During her sophomore year, Julie assumed
the position as the #1 runner on the team. She earned All-State Honors and recorded
a lifetime best of 18:34 on the 5K course.
In indoor track , Julie helped the Bobcats set a new school record in the distance
At Londonderry High School (N.H.), she excelled in three seasons, posting times
such as 4:55 in the 1500m, 11:30 in the 3200m, and 3:09 in the 1000m.
Jessie Gagne-Hall '04 - Manchester, N.H.
her first season, Jessie was hampered early by a foot injury, but moved up throughout
the season. By the end of the season she had moved into the top seven and was
selected to represent Bates at the NCAA Regional Qualifying Meet, where she
finished second for the team and recorded a lifetime best of 19:38 for the 5K
course. In her second season Jessie was a consistent top 4 finisher for Bates
and bettered her lifetime best by running 19:16.
Jessie graduated from Manchester Central (N.H.) High School along with teammate
Beth Pagnotta '04. As seniors, Jessie and Beth were co- captains of Central's
nationally-ranked cross country team. Jessie had a 5K personal best of 19:56
on the challenging course of Derryfield Park in Manchester. Jessie has personal
records of 5:09 in the 1500m, 11:09 in the 3000m, and 11:56 in the 3200m.
Along with running cross country, Jessie plays the violin in the Bates orchestra
and lives in the Community Service House.
Beth Pagnotta '04 - Hooksett, N.H.
Beth is one of the many athletes in the class of 2004 who had an immediate impact
on the Bates Cross Country program. Beth burst onto the scene with both experience
and confidence. In her first season she finished in the top 5 in every race
of the season and represented Bates at the NCAA Regional Qualifying Meet. In
her second season, Beth again was a top four finisher for Bates in every meet.
She has a personal best of 19:16 on a 5k course. Beth graduated from Manchester
Central High School where she was a four-year varsity letter winner and captain
of Central's nationally-ranked cross country team. Beth is known for her aggressiveness
on challenging courses as well as for her sense of humor on the team.
Lauren Shoff '04 - Metamora, Ill.
Lauren comes to Bates from Metamora Township High School in Illinois. Having
never run a 5K race in high school, Lauren posted an impressive 20:17 in her
second collegiate race as a Bobcat. Following a strong summer of training, Lauren
retained her position among Bates' top seven runners and bettered her lifetime
best by running 19:43.
Lauren is constantly working hard to improve upon her training and racing.
She has an unbeatable work ethic and a positive attitude. Her and sense of humor
makes even the toughest workouts fun. She is studying pre-med and planning a
career in medicine.
Meghan Johnston '04 - Dillon, Mont.
Meghan ran cross country at Beaverhead County High School in Dillon, Mont.,
where she had a 5k personal best time of 21:19. Despite starting her first season
with a dislocated elbow, Meghan went on to represent Bates at the ECAC Championship
and finished the season with a lifetime best of 20:56.
In her second season, Meghan bettered her personal best to 20:26. She loves
the outdoors including hiking, biking, and camping. Meghan is majoring in biology
with a secondary concentration in Spanish. Meghan participated in Bates' Urban
Immersion program during the Fall Break, and lives in the Community Service
Katherine Creswell '05 - Portland, Ore.
During her first season, Katherine finished among the top seven for Bates
in each meet. Her top finish was 4th for the team at the Codfish Bowl Invitational
and the NCAA Regional Championship. She has a collegiate best of 19:42 on a
Katherine graduated from U.S. Grant High School in Portland, Ore., where she
was the district champion twice for 3000m. Her personal records in track include
2:29 for 800m, 5:10 for 1500m and 11:14 for 3000m. Katherine is a national competitor
in Scottish Highland Dance and enjoys Latin, Spanish, and music. During the
fall break her first season, Katherine participated in the Bates Urban Immersion
Program where she spent 5 days immersed in community service.
Penny Christo '05 - Forestdale, Mass.
only her second year running cross country, Penny made her mark at the collegiate
level. No matter how difficult a course may be, Penny always challenged for
a top seven position on the Bates squad. During her first season she finished
as high as fifth for the team and posted a collegiate best of 19:49. Penny graduated
from Sandwich High School where she was League Champion and Cross Country MVP
her senior year. Penny also participates in track & field where she has run
3000m in 11:14. 1500m in 5:10, 800m in 2:29. Penny is fluent in Greek.
Rachel Starr '05 - Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Rachel uses cross country to tune up for her primary sport: track & field.
This did not stop her from challenging for a top seven position on the team
as a first-year. Rachel made steady progress throughout 2001, always finishing
in the top ten and eventually moving as high as 5th position. She has a collegiate
best of 20:35 on a 5K course. With track times of 60.0 for a 400m and 2:20 for
an 800, Rachel is dangerous in the last part of the race. Rachel graduated from
Steamboat Springs High School in Colorado.