Jan. 23, 1999  

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


Quad Cup II
at Tufts University
Medford, Mass.


MEDFORD, Mass. -- The Bates College women's track and field team placed sixth in their second quad cup meet of the season at Tufts University. A majority of the Bobcats' points came in the field events. Their top event was the 20-pound weight throw, where the Bobcats took second, fourth and sixth place. Senior captain Kate Osborne (Sandy Hook, Conn.) placed second with a throw of 40' 1/4", qualifying her for the ECAC and Open New England championships. First-year Anya Belanger (Millburn, Maine) took second in the high jump with a leap of 4' 9 1/2", earning a berth at the ECACs and the New England Division III championships, while also placing sixth in the triple jump. Classmate Leah McDonald (Charleston, W. Va.) took fourth place in the 600-meter dash, earning a spot at the New England Div. III championships, while junior Erika Bristol (Pittsfield, Mass.) took seventh in the 55-meter hurdles, but qualified for the ECAC and NE Div. III championships with a time of 9.40 in the preliminaries. Bristol also took seventh in the shot put.

Team Scores
Tufts 173
Bowdoin 152
MIT 94
Colby 88
Smith 54
Bates 39
Mt. Holyoke 29

Bates Scorers
Weight Throw: Kate Osborne, 2nd, 40' 1/4; Jennifer Winslow, 4th, 38' 8
1/2; Erika Bristol, 6th, 37' 5 1/4
High Jump: Anya Belanger, T2nd, 4' 9 1/2
Triple Jump: Anya Belanger, 6th, 32' 1/2"
55 High Hurdles: Erika Bristol, 7th, 9.81 sec.
Shot Put: Erika Bristol, 7th, 31' 8"
600m: Leah McDonald, 4th, 1:45.55
4x400m relay: Leah McDonald, Tracy Lyford, Kim Moser, Anya Belanger, 
	      5th, 4:27.66
4x800m relay: Mary Dorman, Kate Burakowski, Anne Valentine, Lauren Nally,
	      5th, 11:03.88
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